Christian medical groups claim charter rights violated
Christian medical professionals are challenging Ontario’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in court over a policy that requires doctors to provide or at least refer medical services, even when they clash with personal values.
In a statement of claim filed in Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice, two groups – the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada and the Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians’ Societies – and five individual doctors say the college’s policy violates their rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. . . [Full text]