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Join the ‘Caring not Killing’ letter writing campaign to stop euthanasia in Canada

It is important to contact elected representatives to state your opposition to euthanasia, assisted suicide and the pro-euthanasia recommendations from the reports of the committees on physician-assisted dying.
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By Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

By Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

March 23, 2016 (AlexSchadenberg) -- The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) launched the Caring Not Killing postcard campaign to members of parliament a few weeks ago. It is important to contact elected representatives to state your opposition to euthanasia, assisted suicide and the pro-euthanasia recommendations from the report of the Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying and the report of the Provincial Territorial Expert Advisory Group on Physician-Assisted Dying.

The Caring Not Killing postcard campaign is an easy way to activate people to contact elected representatives, but letter-writing is a more effective way to get the attention of your political leaders. Order the Caring Not Killing postcards from EPC for free.

To write an effective letter - keep your letter short and use only one or two talking points

Links to information on topics related to euthanasia and assisted suicide:

1. A Personal story, 2. Elder Abuse, 3. Euthanasia: The theory and the reality, 4. Medical Error, 5.Euthanasia/Disability rights, 6. Euthanasia/Palliative care, 7. Euthanasia/Belgium, 8.Euthanasia for psychiatric reasons, 9. Assisted Suicide USA, 10. Abuse of euthanasia laws, 11. Conscience rights for healthcare professionals.

Send you letter to your member of parliament or to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, Health Minister Jane Philipott. Member of Parliament contact information.

Letters to federal politicians can be sent without postage. Send your letter to:

Name: .................
House of Commons or Chambre des communes
Ottawa Ontario K1A 0A6

You should also send the letter to your provincial/territorial political representative.

You should adjust your letter and then send your letter to the editor of your local or national newspaper. 

Contact information for letters to the editor:

The Globe and Mail: [email protected]
The Gazette: [email protected] 
Le Journal de Montréal: [email protected]
La Presse: [email protected]
Le Soleil: [email protected]
Le Journal de Québec: [email protected]
Le Devoir: [email protected]
Journal Metro: [email protected]
Halifax Chronicle Herald: [email protected]
Ottawa Citizen: [email protected]
Toronto Star: [email protected]
Toronto Sun: http://www.torontosun.com/letter-to-editor
Hamilton Spectator: [email protected]
London Free Press: [email protected]
Winnipeg Free Press: [email protected]
Calgary Herald: [email protected]
Edmonton Journal: [email protected]
Vancouver Sun: [email protected]
Vancouver Province: [email protected]
Victoria Times Colonist: [email protected]
National Post:  http://www.nationalpost.com/contact/letters/index.html?name=Letters&subject=Letter+to+the+editor,

Reprinted with permission from Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.


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