News - Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF)

Catholic Organization for Life and Family appoints new Director
The Board of the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) announces it has appointed Mr. Michel MacDonald as the organization’s new Executive Director, with his new responsibilities to begin in early January 2017. He will succeed Ms. Michèle Boulva who is retiring after having served in this position for 12 years. The appointment has been made in consultation with the two principal
Bill C-14 (medical assistance in dying) - COLF writes to the members of the Senate
May 9, 2016 Honorable Members of the Senate of Canada, Together with many of our fellow citizens we are distressed by the prospect of legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide. From time immemorial, the act of taking the life of another person has been considered a wrong punishable by law. Now, early in the twenty-first century, some would have us believe that this is a good. Killing remains a
Bill C-14 (medical assistance in dying) - COLF writes to the members of the House of Commons
May 9, 2016 Honorable Members of the House of Commons of Canada, Together with many of our fellow citizens we are distressed by the prospect of legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide. From time immemorial, the act of taking the life of another person has been considered a wrong punishable by law. Now, early in the twenty-first century, some would have us believe that this is a good. Killing
We welcome the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s (CPSO) invitation to comment on its “Interim Guidance on Physician-Assisted Death”. The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) opposes in the strongest terms physician assisted death (a euphemism for euthanasia and assisted suicide). We are also deeply concerned that Canadian physicians will find themselves
In submitting these thoughts to the External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada, the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) would first like to focus on some of the risks associated with the legalization of “medical aid in dying”. The experience of Belgium and the Netherlands has much to teach us in this regard. By legalizing euthanasia or assisted
COLF PRESIDENT REACTS TO SUPREME COURT DECISION ON ASSISTED DYING
On Friday, February 6th, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered a landmark decision granting legal permission for physician-assisted death in our country. In so doing it agreed with claims that a human person faced with suffering has the right to determine when and how to end one's life, and that the legal prohibition against assisted suicide impeded the exercise of this right and infringed upon
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