Parliament will be voting October 18 on an important bill that could affect the lives of Canadians, particularly those struggling with mental illness. The rapid expansion of MAID, which stands for Medical Assistance In Dying, is raising some concerns, particularly since the bill is attempting to expand the eligibility of assisted dying to those who qualify solely based on mental illness. But there is another bill – Bill C-314, which seeks to remove the mental illness eligibility that qualifies a person for MAID.
Guest David Guretzki is hopeful Bill-C14 passes. As president of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, he’s been active in educating the public about MAID. He joined BCN’s Jeannette Rocher from Ottawa.