Now that the law has changed, people in our communities are asking for assisted death. Although the federal government hasn’t put in place regulations on collecting the statistics yet, the media reports that in Quebec there have been about 12 assisted deaths per month since provincial legislation was passed last December. Canada truly has crossed… Read More


This Canada Day, let’s thank God for the freedoms and opportunities we enjoy living in this great country. Let’s pray for our leaders, that God will give them wisdom for the decisions they make. And let’s commit to being a compassionate nation, caring for those amongst us who are vulnerable or in need. May our… Read More


“Our last few days with my wife were surrounded by friends, family, music, prayers, caring nurses that was truly a spiritual experience.” Randy in Kelowna recently wrote us a beautiful letter about his wife, Rhoda, who passed away last fall after an 18-month battle with cancer. He described the incredible palliative care support that he… Read More


Reprinted with permission from the May/Jun 2016 issue of Faith Today. We are immersed in a vigorous debate in Canada about how we respond to the pain and suffering of our neighbours, and how we collectively care for people who are walking, as Psalm 23 puts it, in the shadow of death. We have made… Read More


“We are honestly surprised that we have not heard more feedback from constituents on this issue, since a parliamentary report on this very subject was released earlier this week.” This statement came from an MP’s office, in response to an email from a constituent about euthanasia and assisted suicide. Right now, the federal government is… Read More


The EFC calls on Evangelicals across Canada to unite in prayer with our sisters and brothers in Europe in the wake of today’s terrorist attacks in Brussels. The following is a call to prayer issued today by the European Evangelical Alliance. What does one say when faced with such sad news from Brussels today? Should there be many words? They… Read More


The Supreme Court decided Canada’s laws on physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia need changing, and now it’s time for Parliament to weigh in – but will our parliamentarians have the time they need? I was in the Supreme Court yesterday (January 11, 2016), when the federal government made its pitch to keep the old laws in… Read More


We don’t allow children to drive, vote or drink alcohol before certain legal ages, not because we want to arbitrarily restrict the actions of young people, but because it has long been accepted that there are developmental considerations to our ability to handle certain responsibilities. Yes, much of the human brain is fully developed by… Read More


I was in a meeting the other day when someone argued the Supreme Court’s decision to allow assisted suicide in certain circumstances was the “law of the land,” and we have no choice but to make it available. Actually there are several options the Federal Government could pursue in response to the ruling in the… Read More