Canadian Disaster: The Biggest Under-Reported Story in US Media — Euthanasia Enters Canada

This February [2015], The Supreme Court of Canada ruled unanimously that the Canadian law that makes it illegal for anyone to help people end their own lives should be amended to allow doctors to help in specific situations. The court gave federal and provincial governments 12 months to craft legislation to respond to the ruling. Until then; the ban on doctor-assisted suicide stands. If the government doesn’t write a new law, the court’s exemption for physicians will stand. Against this ghastly situation, however, there are welcome voices of opposition. In a September article in the Canadian press titled “Quebec’s split over euthanasia a warning for Canada”, reporter Allan Woods writes: But with time running out before Dec. 10 — the date that patients can begin requesting the procedure — hospitals and health-care providers are scrambling to draw up policies and find the staff who will carry out those patients’ wishes. If that wasn’t tough enough, some of those who might be expected to lead the change — palliative care physicians and hospice administrators — have let it be known that they are instead digging trenches for the battle. “The vocation of a palliative care hospice is to provide care, and that doesn’t include medical aid in dying,” said Élise Rheault, director of Maison Albatros Trois-Rivières. Mr. Woods goes on to write that: Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette, a doctor himself, says the refusal by the province’s hospices to provide the procedure amounts to “administrative fundamentalism” and he accused palliative care doctors — who have a right under the law to conscientious objection — of acting like hospital owners rather...

Scientific Group Demands GP's "Get A New Attitude" & Accept Committing Euthanasia

Many doctors are uncomfortable with implementing the new Belgian euthanasia law, says the Scientific Organization for Flemish GPs: “the fact that patients can decide to end their lives, under the theoretically strict conditions laid down in the law, demands a change in attitude from many doctors.” The Organization for Flemish GPs intends to work more closely with other medical groups, such as the Life’s End Information Forum. 203 patients have been killed by euthanasia since the passage of the new law in 9/03.   [http://www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=48&story_id=2889; 5Dec03 LifeSiteNews.com, N.Valko...