Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying program is expanding in 2023, to allow Canadians to be considered for a state-approved euthanasia program, when their only underlying condition is mental illness.
On March 17, 2023, Canada’s MAiD law will expand, allowing doctors and even nurse practitioners to dispense lethal medication if the mentally ill patient requests it.
The law was originally created for those who were diagnosed with terminal illness. In 2016, it was expanded to include those who have chronic pain. Then in 2021, the law was amended to include those with mental illness, with a 2023 enactment.
Earlier this year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau enacted a ban on almost all guns.
Also earlier this year, Trudeau cracked down on a truckers convoy that protested mandatory Covid vaccinations. When the Freedom Convoy arrived in Ottawa to protest Trudeau’s mandates, he ordered banks to freeze the accounts of activists and their families.
Trudeau also cut the use of fertilizer in the country by 30% as a response to climate change.
Medical ethicists warn that those who cannot afford mental health care may be urged to simply kill themselves.