May 1st, 2016 The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights ( http://www.parl.gc.ca/Committees/en/JUST ) is set to begin conducting an in-depth

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May 1st, 2016

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The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights is set to begin conducting an in-depth study on Bill C-14, the proposed legislation on assisted suicide, this Monday, May 2nd. This committee is chaired by MP Anthony Housefather, one of the targets of MYC's MP-Calling Campaign.


THE COMMITTEE WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU

The committee is inviting the public (YOU!) to write a brief report on the subject of Bill C-14 and submit it by this Monday, May 2nd. It is late notice, but we have only been made aware of this opportunity now.

This is your chance to formally present your opposition to assisted suicide to those who have the power to make amendments to the proposed legislation. Please try to make some time this weekend to take advantage of this opportunity.


YOUR REPORT MUST:

be a written submission of no more than three (3) pages (approx. 750 words),
confine itself to any proposed recommendations for changes to the text of Bill C-14, and
be received no later than Monday May 2, 2016 at 5pm.


KEY POINTS TO ARGUE:

In your writing, please ask the committee to:

Argue for complete prohibition of assisted suicide. (It is still possible to do. See ARPA resource below.)
Uphold that C-14 does not allow assisted suicide for those with mental illness or for "mature minors"
Protect chartered rights by clearly stating that no doctor or institution will be forced to participate
Make palliative care access mandatory in law
Ensure independent third-party review before all proposed deaths
Clearly specify who applies for assisted suicide (terminal only, define "reasonably forseeable") and who may assist (doctors only)


WRITING RESOURCES:

Sample Report from ARPA Canada (ARPA has welcomed us to use this brief to help us with our own, including quoting liberally from it.)

Alex Schadenberg: Euthanasia Bill C-14 provides a perfect cover for murder.

Physicians Alliance Against Euthanasia: The federal government provides exemptions for murder, aiding suicide and administering poison

Dr. Will Johnston: The Deadly Problems Surrounding Bill C-14.

Charles Lewis: Resist falling prey to a system of legalized murder.

Andrew Coyne: Assisted suicide makes us all complicit in another’s death.


PLEASE PRAY DURING PUBLIC HEARINGS

The Committee will be holding public hearings to study C-14 between Monday May 2nd and Thursday May 5th. Thankfully, some of our pro-life friends have been invited to present before the committee including Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada.

The most important weapon we have in this battle is prayer. Please be in prayer over this committee and the presentations in the week ahead and particularly during the committee meetings. So far we know of the following meeting times:

- Monday, May 2nd: 4:00pm-8:30pm
- Tuesday, May 3rd: 8:45am-10:45am

We cannot let this opportunity pass us by! Thank you for taking the time.

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INSIDER REPORT: THE SENATE NEEDS TO HEAR FROM US

After the House of Commons, Bill C-14 will be brought before the Senate, so the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Senate Committee needs to hear from us about the dangers of this bill.

The BAD news is that our opposition is up in arms, calling the bill "narrow" and "restrictive". Insiders have told us that pro-euthanasia groups have been successful in their campaigns to petition Parliament, filling inboxes of Senators and MPs with requests to expand access to assisted suicide.

The GOOD news is that we are still in a window of opportunity to make our voices heard and influence the Senate on how they deal with the assisted suicide legislation.


IT'S TIME TO WRITE TO THE SENATE ABOUT C-14

Please e-mail the members of this committee today. You can do so in minutes by using ARPA Canada's Easy Mail tool. Simply CLICK HERE to go to the Easy Mail tool now.

Alternatively, if you wish to compose a letter of your own, please CLICK HERE for talking points and the e-mail addresses of committee members.


The war is not over; No act or effort too small. When all is said and done let's be sure we can look back and know that we did all we could to fight for life and righteousness in Canada! Thank you for joining us.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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If you are between the ages of 15-35, live in Alberta, love Jesus and have a heart for Canada, we have an amazing opportunity for you!

Announcing a two-day provincial delegation, May 30-31, 2016.

Apply to be part of a team of like-minded, passionate Canadians, to be trained in current political issues Alberta is facing (no previous political background required!) and provided with the opportunity to meet with a number of MLAs. During the meetings the delegation will:

1 – Honour MLAs and thank them for their tireless service to Canadians.

2 – Remind them that there are young Albertans who have a passion for traditional morality and who are motivated to make a difference.

3 – Share with them about the issues they care about.

This is a unique and wonderful opportunity to be a positive influence in the province of Alberta. We hope you will consider joining us!

Please send an e-mail to the Delegation Coordinator to apply ASAP.

Please also share this opportunity with family, friends, and your church congregation.

The province goes to those who show up.

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JOIN US IN PRAYING FOR CANADA EVERY 2ND TUESDAY

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MY Canada is hosting national prayer conference calls every second Tuesday at noon EST.



The next call is May 10th, 2016.

If you would like to participate in these calls please click here and add your name to the Keep Our Land e-list.

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Over the past 2 weeks we have seen testimonies of three different women who were considering abortion but changed their mind after people began to pray for them! Prayer has the power to save lives! Please consider signing up for the Justice Wall or No Not This One today. Thank you.

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