Publicly-funded hospitals are not constituted "primarily for religious purposes." All Ontario hospitals, Catholic and others, exist to deliver medically necessary services, and all are funded by provinces for that purpose. All hospitals offer the aid and support of religious counsel to families that request it. All hospitals have quiet spaces for reflection and prayer.
Daphne Gilbert is Professor, University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy & Ethics. The University of Ottawa is hosting a conference for providers on medical aid in dying on 14 & 15 October. More information can be found here:
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