The Canadian government is considering Bill C-7 which, if passed, will threaten the lives, rights, and dignity of people with disabilities. Currently, in Canada, medical assistance in dying (MAiD) can only be provided to people who are near the end of life. If passed, Bill C-7 will no longer restrict MAiD to end of life circumstances and will make disability a justification for ending a life.
Never before in Canadian history, has a government had a Disability Inclusion Plan in the Throne Speech with the commitment to a "new Canadian Disability Benefit modelled after the Guaranteed Income Supplement for seniors". This is our community's chance to make sure this benefit is set up correctly.
Two very important engagement opportunities to share today… / Deux opportunités d'engagement très importantes à partager aujourd'hui…
We thought it would be a good time to check-in, as the latest Throne Speech turned out to be a pretty big deal. The Government introduced its Disability Inclusion Plan, which will have:
We’ve got a few things to share with y'all.
Tomorrow – January 30th – the Canadian Association of Community Living and the Council of Canadians with Disabilities is hosting End of Life, Equality, and Disability: A national forum on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). The in-person session is sold out, but you can attend by livestream. Sign up at: https://freeman.streamme.ca/cac-ccd2020