Monday, July 26, 2021

Euthanasia deaths rise quickly in Ontario, likely related to the passing of Bill C-7

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Alex Schadenberg
On July 1 I published some of the data from Health Canada's 2020 annual report on (MAiD) euthanasia and assisted suicide.

The 2020 Canadian report indicated that the number of assisted deaths increased more than 34% in 2020 to 7595 reported assisted deaths up from 5,660 in 2019 and up from 4,478 in 2018. Euthanasia deaths represented 2.5% of all deaths in 2020.

I stated that the Federal Government passed Bill C-7 on March 17, 2021. The government predicted that Bill C-7 would lead to a 20% increase in the number of assisted deaths in Canada. 

Recent Ontario data suggests that this is happening.

The Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario releases MAiD data on a monthly basis. The June 2021 data showed a significant increase with 281 reported euthanasia deaths up from 229 in May 2021. To give you a comparison there were 204 reported Ontario euthanasia deaths in June 2020.

Some would suggest that this indicates that the killing program is successful, but rather I suggest that Canada is not only normalizing killing but it represents an abandonment of people by our healthcare system.

According to the data, in Ontario there have been 8059 reported assisted deaths since legalization, with 1363 in the first 6 months of 2021 and 281 in June 2021.

Looking at the trend. The number of cumulative reported assisted deaths in Ontario were (since legalization):
  • Dec 31, 2018 - 2529 (30 months)
  • June 30, 2019 - 3303 (774 in 6 months)
  • Dec 31, 2019 - 4318 (1015 in 6 months)
  • June 30, 2020 - 5445 (1127 in 6 months)
  • Dec 31, 2020 - 6696 (1251 in 6 months)
  • June 30, 2021 - 8059 (1363 in 6 months)

Is there enough killing yet?

Canada's federal government and the Québec government have both established committee's to discuss the further expansion of euthanasia in Canada. These committee's are discussing euthanasia for incompetent people who requested death in their advanced directive, euthanasia for children and they are discussing the rules to implement euthanasia for people with mental illness alone.

The current Canadian government is committed to more killing. We need your help. 

This is not a reason to be down or depressed, but it rather it is a reason to tell your story. Thousands of deaths mean there are many stories. Some of these people were depressed and had questionable competency. Some of these people were subtly coerced. We will can effectively challenge the culture with real life stories. Your stories. 

Contact Alex Schadenberg at the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition at: info@epcc.ca or 1-877-439-3348.

2 comments:

Unknown said...

Thank you, Alex, for your courage and persistence in fighting this very dark battle, and for helping us to hold our legislators accountable for their betrayal of Canada's most vulnerable population. Praying for you!

Karen Chan said...

Thank you, Alex.