Nova Scotia and Ontario report increase in euthanasia deaths

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Last March, Canada’s federal government passed Bill C-7 to widen access to euthanasia (MAiD) in Canada. I have written articles on the increasing number of euthanasia deaths but now Rebecca Lau reported for Global news that Nova Scotia has temporarily put (MAiD) euthanasia referrals on hold as “increased demand has created a significiant euthanasia backlog.” 

According to Nova Scotia Health, the program has already exceeded the total number of referrals received in 2020.

Nova Scotia health is seeking for more medical doctors or nurse practitioners to become involved with MAiD.

There has also been a significant increase in Ontario euthanasia deaths. Data from the Ontario Office of the Chief Coroner indicates that there were 1,875 euthanasia (MAiD) deaths in the first 8 months of 2021–up by 24% from 1517 in the first 8 months of 2020. In the last three months there were 793 euthanasia deaths representing a significant increase in lethal injection deaths.

The euthanasia lobby refer to the increase in euthanasia deaths as a success. 

In reality, the combination of normalizing killing, expanding access to killing, and a healthcare system stretched by Covid concerns has led to this outcome.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Mr. Schadenberg’s blog and is reposted with permission.