Bill C-7 expanding euthanasia in Canada is likely delayed until February 2021

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition On December 10, after Bill C-7 passed in the House of Commons by a 212 -107 vote, with two Liberals voting against the Bill, Justice Minister Lametti asked the Superior Court of Quebec to extend the time-frame to February 26, 2021, to pass Bill C-7.  The Superior …

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Five Year Review of Canada’s euthanasia law will likely begin in January, Senate may amend euthanasia Bill C-7

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition In an article published in The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) National News, Dale Smith reported that the Five Year Review of Canada’s (MAiD) euthanasia law that was legislated to begin in June 2020 will likely begin in January 2021. Smith wrote on December 14 Sources within the …

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Why do the elderly request euthanasia in the Netherlands?

By Michael Cook  Most requests for euthanasia in the Netherlands come from people suffering from cancer. But the number of patients who have dementia, psychiatric disorders, or multiple geriatric syndromes (MGS) is growing steadily. An article by Dutch physicians in JAMA Internal Medicine examines the kind of geriatric syndromes which motivate a person to ask …

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Cheryl Lowen and Alan Nichols died by (MAiD) euthanasia, even though they did not qualify to be killed

“They can’t get assistance in living, but they can get quick assistance in dying” By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Kristen Holliday wrote a ground breaking article that was published in the Vancouver Sun on December 11. Holliday examines how Bill C-7, the bill to expand euthanasia in Canada, creates a situation where it …

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Canadian Euthanasia Bill C-7 faces push-back, including one Liberal MP who says he is voting against the bill

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Bill C-7, the bill that expands Canada’s euthanasia law, is facing challenges from people with disabilities, physicians, and other groups. Now, at least one Liberal MP, Marcus Powlowski, has decided to vote against Bill C-7, saying that the legislation allows people living with temporary despair to die …

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No Argument Against Death

By Wesley J. Smith Once a society accepts the noxious notion that killing is an acceptable answer to human suffering, the definition of “suffering” never stops expanding. The history of euthanasia in the Netherlands proves that maxim. The Dutch have allowed doctors to kill sick patients since the ’70s, taking an approach of quasi-decriminalization. Euthanasia …

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Amy Hasbrouck Submits Powerful Testimony To Canadian Senate Committee in opposition to Bill C-7

Editor’s note. This article was published by Not Dead Yet on December 1 and reposted at Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. On November 23, 2020, Amy Hasbrouck, Not Dead Yet Board Member and Director of Toujours Vivant-Not Dead Yet [TVNDY], submitted testimony to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee of the Canadian Parliament. The Canadian Parliament will soon be …

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Doctors call Canadian euthanasia Bill C-7 reckless, especially for vulnerable

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Renee Bernard and Lisa Steacy reported for News 1130 that Dr. Thomas Bouchard explained why Bill C-7, a bill to expand euthanasia in Canada, is reckless.  Bernard and Steacy report: Thomas Bouchard is one of about a thousand physicians who believe the legislation is reckless, especially for the vulnerable. He …

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Canadian Senators state that parts of euthanasia Bill C-7 are unconstitutional

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) In an article published by the CP Press on November 29, Joan Bryden interviews several Canadian Senators who believe that sections of Bill C-7, the bill to expand Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) euthanasia in Canada, are unconstitutional.  Bryden explains that in 2016, the Senate voted in …

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Belgian authorities investigating allegedly illegal euthanasia deaths

By Michael Cook  Officials in the Belgian city of Leuven are investigating about ten euthanasia cases which may not have been done legally. The public prosecutor was tipped off by an anonymous letter to the De Standaard newspaper [https://www.brusselstimes.com/news/belgium-all-news/141630/euthanasia-leuven-prosecutor-investigating-dozens-of-cases/]. Until the investigation has been completed, police are keeping mum. The letter says: “Our family member …

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Euthanasia Bill C-7 must be defeated. Changes to the law are premature since the government has not done its Mandated parliamentary review.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition  Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared on Mr. Schadenberg’s blog and is reposted with permission. Bill C-7 was introduced on February 24, 2020, in response to the September 11, 2019, Superior Court of Quebec Truchon v. Attorney General of Canada decision. Bill C-7 …

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Canada’s Justice Minister wants to expand euthanasia to people solely with mental illness

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition An article by Brian Platt published in the National Post on November 24 reports that on Monday Canada’s Justice Minister David Lametti told the Senate’s legal and constitutional affairs committee that is studying Bill C-7, the bill to expand the euthanasia law, that he hopes that someday …

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