A coalition of Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders has sent an open letter to all 107 Ontario MPPs urging them to work together and “find a pathway that respects the rights of medical professionals, facilities and patients.”

Interfaith Passover seder serves a feast full of history

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A simple seder is synonymous with community, said Sr. Lucy Thorson of the Notre Dame de Sion Sisters over a bowl of matzo soup in the basement of Toronto’s downtown First Narayever Synagogue.

Islamophobia motion M-103 passes House of Commons

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OTTAWA  – The House of Commons has passed a motion condemning Islamophobia and religious discrimination, despite concerns about freedom of speech.

Doctors being ’bullied’ over assisted suicide, legislators told at Bill 84 hearings

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Doctors are being bullied, silenced and coerced in a pro-euthanasia environment which is forcing those who object to medically assisted suicide to provide an effective referral for patients who wish to die, provincial legislators were told during hearings into Bill 84.

Cardinal Collins' Bill-84 deposition: 'Protect the healers from punishment'

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On March 23, public depositions were heard by a standing committee that is reviewing Bill-84, an act to amend Ontario laws related to medically assisted death. Two of the speakers, Cardinal Thomas Collins and Dr. Christine Cserti‐Gazdewich, appealed for the recognition of conscience rights to protect doctors who reject this now-legal practice. Here is the edited statement from Cardinal Collins.

Dr. Cserti-Gazdewich's Bill-84's deposition: ‘I fear my values may be held against me’

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On March 23, public depositions were heard by a standing committee that is reviewing Bill-84, an act to amend Ontario laws related to medically assisted death. Two of the speakers, Cardinal Thomas Collins and Dr. Christine Cserti‐Gazdewich, appealed for the recognition of conscience rights to protect doctors who reject this now-legal practice. Here is the edited statement from Dr. Christine Cserti‐Gazdewich.

Hospice to provide safe haven from euthanasia for patients and doctors

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Rather than fighting to change the system which imposes euthanasia, health care professional bioethicist Bob Parke wants to create a private hospice that bans assisted killing and where dying will only come the natural way.

Naturopath doctor argues for conscience rights protection

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A naturopath stole the show as hearings began into Ontario’s enabling legislation for doctor assisted suicide at Queen’s Park on March 23.

Seven Toronto-area priests named Chaplain of His Holiness

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It's a blessing that he didn't expect, said newly appointed Msgr. John Borean.

Ontario doctors urged to fight harder to preserve conscience rights

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OTTAWA – Ontario doctors should fight harder to preserve conscience rights in the face of a policy that is “outrageous,” said American physician and theologian Dr. Farr Curlin.

Archbishop Collins testifying at conscience rights hearing

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Conscience rights for Ontario doctors will get the full attention of Queen’s Park on Thursday, March 23, in committee hearings on Bill 84.