"A new task force has been formed to consider how the Anglican Church of Canada's clergy and laity can faithfully respond to end-of-life issues. Created by the national church's faith, worship and ministry committee, the task force responds to a perceived need for more discussion about assisted suicide and euthanasia in the wake of recent developments, including the landmark decision by Quebec in June  to allow 'medical aid in dying' for terminally ill patients" (p. 1). The Rev. Canon Eric Beresford chairs the new task force. "There is also the question of how any kind of meaningful statement can be issued on behalf of the church when the church contains so many different perspectives. As Beresford pointed out, 'One has to be very careful speaking for "the church" when it is reasonably clear that the church doesn't have one mind on this'" (p. 3). "The Church of England released a statement in 2007 ... [which] stated that the church sees euthanasia and assisted suicide as unacceptable ways of protecting human dignity" (p. 3).