The article states that Nitschke's euthanasia ad has neither been rejected or approved by the Television Bureau of Canada but is actually under review.
Link to the article: http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/09/28/15504911.html
So why all the fuss by Nitschke?
Is Nitschke creating a controversy in order to get free advertising for his suicide seminars?
Nitschke recently stated in an article titled: "No such thing as bad publicity" published by the Brisbane Times concerning the controversy that erupted when the Australian regulator rejected his euthanasia ad:
"I've just been on the phone to the BBC," he said. "There's been 14,000 viewings of the ad on YouTube"
In other words, Nitschke likes creating a controversy to promote his agenda
Link to the Brisbane Times article: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/the-diary/no-such-thing-as-bad-publicity-20100913-159dv.html
Goodyear, the writer of the article, called me and quoted me this way:
Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, said this isn't the only confusion there's been about the status of the ad, alleging he received an e-mail from Exit in early September (September 20) claiming it had been approved.
The coaltion says it's against Exit's planned Canadian workshops, not because they discuss euthanasia, but rather because Dr. Philip Nitschke, the Australian physician behind Exit International, is known to use his speaking appearances to teach audience members how to kill themselves.
"It doesn't make sense that this man be allowed to aid and abet suicide in Canada when it's illegal," Schadenberg told QMI Agency. "I don't think he should have the right to come to Canada and do something which appears to contravene the Criminal Code."
After reading the new article I spoke with Sheena Goodyear, from QMI Agency. I then spoke to Les Perreaux, the author of the Globe and Mail articles.
People have the right to be safe and secure. They have the right to not be pushed over the ledge when they are experiencing a termporary depression.
The Euthanasia Ad that was developed by Nitschke, may or may not be approved for use in Canada.
The fact is that the Exit International TV ad is designed to steer people to their website, or in Canada, steer people to Nitschke's suicide seminar.
If you consider the fact that Canadian law states that it is illegal to aid, abet (encourage) or counsel suicide and Exit International lists as part of its suicide seminar:
• The Barbiturates: Sources, Storage, Testing & the Ohio Single Drug Protocol
• Gases: Helium, Nitrogen, Argon - the Peaceful Hypoxic Death
• Poisons: Carbon Monoxide, Cyanide - Risks, Safety, Procedures
• Other Prescription and Non-Prescription Substances - Combinations, Substitutes, Warnings
It is possible that Nitschke's suicide seminar is illegal in Canada and thus if the ad is sending people to a possibly illegal event, then the ad must also be rejected in Canada.
Nitschke's ideology is dangerous to vulnerable people. Just ask the parents of Robert Miller and James Robertson whether Nitschke's website can kill vulnerable people?
Link to the article about Robert Miller and James Robertson: http://alexschadenberg.blogspot.com/2010/09/were-robert-miller-and-james-robertson.html