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REPORT: 10,000+ Canadians Received “Medically Assisted Death” in 2021


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“More Canadians are ending their lives with a medically-assisted death, says the third federal annual report on medical assistance in dying (MAID). Data shows that 10,064 people died in 2021 with medical aid, an increase of 32 per cent over 2020,” according to CTV News.

The report says that 3.3 per cent of all deaths in Canada in 2021 were assisted deaths. On a provincial level, the rate was higher in provinces such as Quebec, at 4.7 per cent, and British Columbia, at 4.8 per cent.

“It is rising remarkably fast,” University of Toronto law professor Trudo Lemmens, who was a member of the Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel on Medical Assistance in Dying, wrote in an email to CTV News. He noted that some regions in the country have quickly matched or surpassed rates in Belgium and the Netherlands, where the practice has been in place for over two decades.

Advocates say it isn’t surprising because Canadians are growing more comfortable with MAID and some expect the rising rates may level off.

“The…. expectation has always been it (the rate) will be something around four to five per cent, (as in) Europe. We will probably, in the end, saw off at around the same rate,” said Dr. Jean Marmoreo, a family physician and MAID provider in Toronto.

The report uses data collected from files submitted by doctors, nurse practitioners and pharmacists across the country involving written requests for MAID.

Jack Posobiec responded to the disturbing report.

WATCH:

According to RAIR Foundation, a Canadian veteran struggling with PTSD was offered assisted suicide instead of help.

Canadian military veterans are outraged after a Veteran Affairs Canada (VAC) worker offered medically assisted death to a former soldier struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder and brain injuries.

The combat veteran never raised the issue, nor was he looking for Medical Assistance In Dying (MAID), and was deeply disturbed by the suggestion.

Watch the Global News report via Rumble:

Canada already has perhaps the most permissive euthanasia laws in the world.

However, Canada will soon make its euthanasia laws even more permissive.

The Blaze reported:

Under the new law, “mature” youth under the age of 18 and the mentally ill will soon qualify for euthanasia, according to the AP.

Canada first legalized euthanasia, a process by which doctors administer drugs in order to end a patient’s life, back in 2016. The law supposedly attempts to restrict the practice to only those patients with a verifiable pathological condition, who are experiencing “unbearable physical or mental suffering that cannot be relieved under conditions that patients consider acceptable,” and whose death is “reasonably foreseeable.” The patient must submit a request for euthanasia, and at least two physicians must approve it.

However, there have been reports that some patients, particularly the disabled, have been coerced into euthanasia and that some of those patients who have been euthanized did not actually suffer life-threatening illnesses.

Tim Stainton, director of the Canadian Institute for Inclusion and Citizenship at the University of British Columbia said that Canada’s euthanasia law is “probably the biggest existential threat to disabled people since the Nazis’ program in Germany in the 1930s.”

Now, the country’s euthanasia laws will expand so that “mature” minors under the age of 18 and those with exclusively mental conditions can qualify, according to the AP. Mary Vought, founder of Vought Strategies is particularly troubled by the latter group since government lockdowns over the past two years may have instigated or exacerbated experiences of mental illness, and that “an explosion of new deaths from euthanasia” may soon result.



 

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