The national government, supported by the courts, is seeking to expand the state-sanctioned ‘right to die’
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Schadenberg believes the core reason for the shocking number of deaths by euthanasia in Canada is loneliness, despair, and lack of meaning in life.
Each year since its legalization, every Canadian province has seen a rise in assisted suicide.
The widower is sounding the alarm over what he says is a shocking and dangerous bias in the medical system toward the promotion of death for sick and elderly patients.
Christine Gauthier testified before Canada’s House of Commons veterans committee last week that she was shocked when she was offered assisted suicide as a solution to her suffering.
The number of Canadians killed by physician-assisted suicide nearly doubled between 2017 and 2019, according to a 2020 report released by the Canadian government.
While the report acknowledged cost savings of assisted suicide, it said “this report should in no way be interpreted as suggesting that (medical aid-in-dying) be used to reduce health care costs.”
According to an Angus Reid Institute survey on the values of Canadians, conducted earlier this year, 80% of Canadians say “it should be easier to make their own end-of-life decisions.”
Members of the Canadian government praised the new bill and the potential expansion of euthanasia in the country.
Archbishop Gagnon called the proposed changes to MAiD legislation, which include advance directives and allowing those who do not have a reasonably foreseeable death to be euthanized, “deeply troubling.”