COVID-19, a respiratory illness, can cause severe breathing problems, especially in old people. And common side effects of the drugs the COVID patients at one Quebec nursing home were given are slowed or stopped breathing.
The current Canadian government is committed to more death by euthanasia. In 2020, there were 7595 reported assisted deaths up from 5,660 in 2019, meaning more than 25,000 MAiD deaths have happened in Canada since legalization.
The Ontario data indicates that in the first four months of 2021 there were 853 reported assisted deaths. April 2021 had the highest number of assisted deaths ever with 241. There have now been 24,000 estimated assisted deaths in Canada since legalization.