Canada has seen another record-busting year of euthanasia deaths, with a 35 percent rise to some 13,500 state-sanctioned suicides in 2022, an analysis of official data shows.
Canada’s health chiefs won’t release their formal tally for some weeks, but data from Ontario, Alberta, Quebec, and Nova Scotia already show steep rises in euthanasia deaths last year.
Based on those numbers, the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, a campaign group, assessed that Medical Assista
They shared this projection exclusively with DailyMail.com.
Canada has one of the world’s most permissive assisted suicide programs. Critics say it’s on a perilous road to mass euthanasia and ever-more pressure on the sick, disabled and poor to end their lives prematurely.
Alex Schadenberg, director of the coalition, said euthanasia rates were ‘skyrocketing’ because a ‘heavy promotion of MAiD within our medical system’ had ‘normalized’ lethal injections.
‘Every major healthcare institution has a MAiD team which will literally approach everyone who may qualify for MAiD and ask them if they want to die,’ Schadenberg told DailyMail.com.
Daniel Zekveld, an analyst with ARPA Canada, a Christian advocacy group, said Canada had created ‘one of the most permissive euthanasia regimes in the world’ where deaths ‘steadily rise.’
‘Safeguards continue to be relaxed and euthanasia is increasingly offered as an easy solution to suffering,’ Zekveld told DailyMail.com.
‘Instead of normalizing euthanasia and accepting the deaths of thousands of Canadians, Canada needs to promote suicide prevention and life-affirming care for all.’7