Archbishop Miller welcomed Ottawa’s Jan. 29 decision to delay expanding MAiD to include mental illness but was disappointed that the government plans to proceed at a later date. On Feb. 1, the government paused the expansion for three years. (Alberto Biscalchin photo)

MAiD for mental illness must be stopped, not paused, Catholic and legal experts say

Catholic and anti-euthanasia observers across Canada are welcoming the federal government’s decision to pause the introduction of assisted dying for individuals suffering from mental illness, but expressing dismay that it still intends to expand access in the future. Vancouver Archbishop J. Michael Miller said he was disappointed by an announcement by federal Health Minister Mark...

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