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Meaning and MAIDMeaning and MAID

Meaning and MAID

Today, we release the fourth piece in our series of Policy Options articles that have emerged as a response to our Spirited Citizenship: Care, Conflict, and Virtue round table in Ottawa last month, convened in partnership with the Angus Reid Institute to mark Canada’s Sesquicentennial. 

Christopher De Bono
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(Pictured: Dr. Christopher De Bono, Vice President of Mission, Ethics, and Spirituality for Providence Health Care in Vancouver, British Columbia, Rabbi Moshe Fogel, LLM)

Can “the publicly funded faith-based sector can continue to contribute to health care today,” asks Dr, Christopher De Bono in his piece for Policy Options today. 

(Pictured: Mr. Sean Speer, Munk Senior Fellow for fiscal policy at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute)

Indeed, “[t]he question of whether MAID must be provided on-site in every health care facility is not the only starting point for social policy deliberation about faith-based providers, especially when these providers reflect Canadian society’s diversity and bring added value to the health care of all Canadians,” contends Dr. De Bono. 

(Pictured: Ms. Janet Noel-Annable, Chief Executive Officer of Christian Horizon, Ms. Andrea Mrozek, Program Director of Cardus Family)

“MAID is a controversial, deeply personal and divisive issue. It raises fundamental moral, philosophical and religious questions about the goals of medicine, personal and institutional conscientious objection, and whether one should ever intentionally end a life. These are questions of societal importance that go beyond religious circles.”

Be sure to read the full article on Policy Options today!

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