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“We can only help you die”: instead of supporting the poor and sick, in Canada they offer euthanasia

Date: February 1, 2023 Time: 05:02:48

Lester Landry, a 65-year-old invalid, was deprived of pension benefits and a service apartment by the authorities. In exchange, the Canadian government offered to die voluntarily. The man agreed and said that he did not want to end his life as a bum.



In early December, an event occurred in Canada that would have shocked every normal person in any other country. Christine Gauthier, a well-known Paralympian in her homeland, testified in Parliament. A former soldier, she was severely injured during a training exercise and has been confined to a wheelchair ever since. She but she did not despair, she devoted herself to sports and even managed to win gold at the 2016 Paralympics in two disciplines at once. Shortly after her victory, Christine approached Veterans Affairs Canada about installing a wheelchair lift in her home. She has to constantly depend on the help of other people.

But the years passed and the elevator never appeared. When Gautier once again reminded her of her request, she replied: “Ma’am, if she really finds herself in such difficulty, we can help her to die voluntarily.”

This was not a cynical joke by social workers, because they acted … according to the law. And it turned out that Christine was not the first person to make such an offer there. The fact is that seven years ago, Canada officially allowed euthanasia – receiving a lethal injection at will. The Medical Assistance in Achieving Dying (MAID) Act was passed. First, suicide by injection was advised to those who suffered from an incurable disease and suffered from severe pain, then MAID’s action was extended to the disabled and people with chronic ailments. “Ordering” euthanasia is as easy as shelling pears, you just need to download a special form from the Internet, fill it out and sign with the date. The signer must undergo a brief euthanasia examination and can receive it the same day. So to speak, without red tape…

Gauthier’s case received publicity and received hearings in parliament, because they forgot about the “little trifle”: she herself was not going to say goodbye to life. To the veteran volunteers, the woman told them: “I can’t believe they’re giving me an injection that will help me die, but it won’t give me the tools I need to live.” For this reason, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau himself considered her treatment a clear excess.


But hundreds of voluntary departures from life do not resonate as strongly in Canada. But behind each of them is a terrible personal tragedy. And one of the main reasons for passing a death sentence is poverty.

The poor, including many disabled people, can only count on the state social security program. But Maple Leaf Country spends less on welfare than all developed countries. And the waiting time for treatment in the public sector of medicine can stretch for years. It is openly said in Parliament that the “unnatural selection” approved by MAID has already saved almost $88 million a year. A lethal injection costs only $2,327. Feel the difference!


The “masters of death” in Canada are not going to rest on their laurels. Starting in March of next year, another of the poorest groups of the population, people with mental disorders, will be connected to the “service”. In the poor, such diseases are often in an advanced form, and this will lead to the fact that many of them prefer to take their own lives.

The psychiatrist Sisko van Veen, in an interview with the Canadian newspaper National Post, explained that depression and other mental illnesses cannot be seen on the screen. “In psychiatry

all he has is the patient’s story, what he sees with his own eyes, what he hears and what the family tells him,” van Veen said. – Therefore, it is very difficult, if not impossible, to determine the moment in which mental suffering becomes intolerable and incurable.

By the way, the Nazis in Germany were engaged in the elimination of the “mentally disabled”, and this practice was condemned in a separate article at the Nuremberg trials. That the legislators of Canada, apparently, do not bother. “Once society accepts physician-appointed death as an acceptable response to human suffering, there will be no more stopping,” prominent Canadian lawyer Wesley Smith said in his verdict on the euthanasia law.


According to the Canadian law on euthanasia, which has been in force since June 2016, only citizens of the country over the age of 18 can use it. For now it is necessary that they be mentally healthy, but in March 2023 this requirement will be lifted. If in 2016 1,018 Canadians ended their lives through euthanasia, then in 2021 there were already 10,064. This is a terrible record, but an absolute one.

Euthanasia is prohibited in Russia. Legalized in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Australia and several US states. In various other countries, so-called. “passive euthanasia”, when a doctor interrupts the care of a terminally ill person at the request of the latter.

Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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