Canada Medical Doctors Kill Thousands in 2018

By Wesley J. Smith Canadian doctors committed thousands of homicides in 2018. According to an interim report published by the government, in the first ten months of last year, doctors lethally injected 2, 613 patients (with one assisted suicide) — and that doesn’t include the homicides committed by doctors in Quebec, Northwest Territories, Yukon, and …

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Freedom of Conscience bill to be debated in Canada

By David Anderson, MP Editor’s note. This correspondence was sent out by MP Anderson and reposted at the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Thank you again for your support of my Private Members Bill C-418: The Protection of Freedom of Conscience Act. I expect it will be debated on May 29, 2019. Two years ago, taking a …

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Are Liberals poised to further open up assisted dying laws in Canada?

By Natalie Sonnen, Executive Director, LifeCanada It appears that a recent cabinet shuffle of the Federal Liberals has resulted in the appointment of a new Minister of Justice, David Lamettii, a proponent of assisted death. According to this National Post article, Newly appointed Justice Minister David Lametti says he’s interested in hearing proposals aimed at …

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Canadian Hospital Waiting Room Promotes Euthanasia

By Wesley J. Smith How in the tank for euthanasia has the Canadian medical establishment become? This much: A source sent me this photograph of a public information announcement that appears on a large television screen in a William Osler Health System hospital urgent care waiting room pushing euthanasia to patients! The ad oozes compassion. The …

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The Canadian euthanasia express rolls on

The right to life can be flipped into a right to die By Margaret Somerville It’s often said that Australia and Canada are, in many ways, comparable countries. So let’s look at a recent Canadian euthanasia case, that of Audrey Parker, to see what we might learn relevant to the current euthanasia debates in Australia. …

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Nova Scotia woman’s death is part of a campaign to expand euthanasia

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Audrey Parker, who has been working with the euthanasia lobby group, Dying with Dignity, is promoting the extension of euthanasia to people who are incompetent, but made a previous request, is scheduled to die by euthanasia today. Parker argues that she is dying early because if …

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Canadian Ad Standards Appeal Panel uphold contradictory ruling

By We Need a Law Ottawa, ON – A decision by Ad Standards that ruled a pro-life billboard stating, “Canada has no abortion laws” has been upheld by an Appeal Panel. In a letter received by We Need a Law on October 16, 2018, the Vice President of Ad Standards, offered no reasons as to …

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In Canada, Euthanasia Yes — Palliative Care, Not so Much

By Wesley J. Smith Canada has created a positive right to euthanasia — including coercing dissenting doctors into participating in the deed in Ontario. Yet, according to a study published by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, only 15 percent of dying Canadians have access to quality palliative care in their last year of life. But …

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Child Euthanasia without Parent Approval Pushed for Canada

By Wesley J. Smith I always say that if you want to know what is likely to go wrong in healthcare (and society) in the coming years, you should read ethics articles in professional journals. Case in point: With lethal-injection euthanasia now legal in Canada for patients age 18 and over whose deaths are “foreseeable” …

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Advertising Standards Canada contradicts itself with ruling on billboard

By We Need a Law Ottawa, Ontario – A ruling against a billboard that state, “Canada has no abortion law,” calls into question Advertising Standards Canada (ASC)’s ability to make impartial decisions. ASC, a self-regulating body that enforces the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards, ruled on the billboard after complaints were submitted with encouragement from …

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Who will protect Canadian doctors if they are forced to refer for euthanasia?

The World Medical Association should not follow the example of its Canadian associate in euthanasia policy By Sean Murphy In December, 2013, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Board of Directors decided to shape the debate and law concerning euthanasia and assisted suicide and revisit CMA policy opposing physician participation in the procedures. By the summer …

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Canada laying groundwork for child euthanasia

By Michael Cook Euthanasia, or “medical aid in dying”, was authorised by Canada’s Supreme Court in June 2016. It was a controversial decision and the controversy is far from over. Three issues were left hanging: euthanasia for “mature minors”, euthanasia for people with mental illness, and advance directives for euthanasia. The government asked the Council …

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