The Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) is seeking public input on the provision of euthanasia to the depressed and mentally ill. Today's your only chance to submit your thoughts to the federal government.
Dr. Sonu Gaind, chief of psychiatry at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, said history shows that when enacting new laws relating to sensitive life matters, 'The evidence shows that we are right less than half the time.'
The editorial quotes Dr K. Sonu Gaind, chief of psychiatry at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, who says there is 'absolutely no consensus' as to what constitutes an irremediable medical condition pertaining to mental illness.
'There is no avenue for us to ‘sue’ them (the government) or charge them with murder. We have abdicated our power and given the government the supreme authority -- the right and the privilege to murder us,' Angelina Ireland of the Delta Hospice Society explained.
The seven ex-ministers include former public safety minister Marco Mendicino, former justice minister David Lametti, former transport minister Omar Alghabra, and former mental health and addictions minister Carolyn Bennett.
According to up-to-date information posted online by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, Ontario saw some 1,866 deaths by medical assistance in dying (MAiD) from January to May 2023. By comparison, in the first five months of 2022, 1,488 people died by MAiD.
'Good grief – the Ontario government is telling doctors to use Palliative Care billing codes when they kill their patients,' wrote pro-life researcher Patricia Maloney after analyzing records she obtained through a Freedom of Information request.