Almost 2,000 Canadians euthanized in year since legalization

Almost 2,000 Canadians have chosen to put an end their lives with a doctor’s help in the year since medically assisted suicide became legal in the country. The number rose over the 12 months to almost 1 percent of all deaths.

An interim report released by Health Canada on Friday, which is tracking assisted suicides, revealed the increasing popularity of assisted dying among terminally ill Canadians.

A total of 1,982 people resorted to the controversial practice since June 2016, when it became enshrined in a federal law. The figures included 803 people in the first six months, and 1,179 in the second.

This constitutes an almost 47 percent increase, with 0.9 percent of all deaths in Canada from January to June being assisted suicides.

I imagine the prospect of a 2nd Justin mandate will see these numbers skyrocket.

  • ontario john

    And if you add the thousands of unborn babies that are killed every year, Trudeau will have lots of room to bring in plane loads of muslims from Pakistan.

  • canminuteman

    While I find this depressing, I have a hard time coming up with a logical argument why we should not allow people to end their own lives. There are also a lot of gray areas. If someone is not going to see out the day or the week, or ever get better than the state they are in is there any value in treating them? Is not treating them any different that actively killing them. I suspect doctors have been doing this since time immemorial anyway.

    • k1992

      In principle, I agree, but in practice (Belgium, the Netherlands) the “slippery slope” is very real. They’re already “assisting” children in dying there, and other people against their will (because they are judged to lack the mental competence to decide for themselves). It’s a dangerous game to give the government the legal right to kill its own citizens, under whatever circumstance.

      • canminuteman

        I don’t think we are giving the government the right to kill people, we are giving people the right to get help in killing themselves. If you are physically capable, no one is stopping you from killing yourself. If you are in a hospital bed, unable to move it becomes rather more difficult to kill yourself.

        I do agree with you about the slippery slope. In the past we had suicide prevention hot lines, in future we will have suicide enabling hot lines.

      • kdou

        More white genocide, but first they make you terminal. Anyone notice very few politicians ELITES & the very wealthy get gravely ill hmm

  • PaulW

    People in the West (not just Canadians, but we are among the worst) don’t seem to want to live anymore – as individuals, and as a society. We have anemic birthrates combined with extremely high abortion rates, we welcome a hateful, backward ideology into our midst that is hell-bent on destroying us … offing ourselves in greater and greater numbers seems a natural next step. And your friendly Government (or publicly paid physician) is there to help make the transition to oblivion so much easier.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Razors will pain you,
      Rivers are damp,
      Acids will stain you,
      And drugs cause cramp.
      Guns are unlawful,
      Nooses give,
      Gas smells awful.
      You might as well live. – Dorothy Parker

  • Micky C.

    I’d put dollars to doughnuts that the majority of them that do this are godless leftists…. and think.?. No hope more of them are up for this. And can be a treatment for COPD, insomnia, feelin the Mondays…. kind of a one stop shop for all leftist ailments.

  • Liberal Progressive

    But that must be good because it means we have more space to import another 2,000 more refugees and immigrants this year!

  • J. C.

    How long before the “choice” to end your life is no longer your own…???