Exploring Canada’s Disturbing Culture of Mortality

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My experience with Canada’s neighbor to the North has been limited. I have only made a few runs across the Windsor bridge to Windsor in college, to steal back real Canada Labatt Beer. Justin Trudeau’s government has enacted veritable orgy progressive policies, which seem to have been designed to make Canada into an awful hybrid of Airstrip 1 and the city from “Logan’s Run.”

Euthanasia is one of these policies. This particular piece of nastiness has already been covered elsewhere, but it is worth revisiting to remind us how close we are now to the dystopian future that’s thinly disguised by a utopian outlook.

Samia Saikal, a 67-year-old Canadian resident, is featured in The Publica. Saikal chose to commit suicide via the Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) program. In December last year, she was diagnosed with an aggressive gastric cancer. This grandmother was referred to an Oncologist ten weeks after being diagnosed. Without treatment, her life expectancy was estimated to be between three and six months. She might live a year with chemo.

Saikal chose the MAID program after undergoing chemo. Saikal’s daughter said the situation highlighted the difficulties with accessing healthcare in Canada. She told Chek News that “it shouldn’t have taken so long because it was the difference. Especially with an aggressive cancer.” My mom’s ability to handle and endure treatment gave her a good chance at more months of life, or not.

Dan Quayle, 52 years old and a resident of British Columbia, was diagnosed with stage-4 esophageal carcinoma. His life was prolonged by chemotherapy. According to Rebel News, his wife begged the hospital to not send her husband home. Quayle was transferred in September from Victoria General Hospital to Royal Jubilee Cancer Center.

He was waiting for 10 weeks to receive chemo treatment which never arrived. The pain also led him to choose medically assisted suicide. Rebel News reported that Canada has ridiculously long waiting times for chemotherapy, but nothing could be done to assist Quayle.

Allison Ducluzeau had a little more luck. She was able to get treatment for her abdominal cancer in the United States. Global News reported that the British Columbia woman was told by the MAID program to choose the MAID program when she discovered her cancer. When asked what she’d say to the Minister for Health, she replied: “I would tell him that I am a cancer survivor.” Her response?

There are a lot more promises that I hear. We need to get boots on the ground right away. What can you to do shorten the wait time? How can you prioritize cases to ensure that aggressive cancer patients in stage four get seen and, when they are seen, offered treatment instead of being MAID as I was first?

MAID’s most terrifying aspect is that the super-rich and secret cabal may not be behind it. It could be a matter of expediency. Referring someone to MAID instead of treating them could be cheaper and easier.

In the same article, Publica also reports on a woman being treated for suicidal thoughts. The Canadian healthcare system was “broken” and waiting times for psychiatrists were long. Her clinician suggested this idea. This recommendation coincides with the expansion of the 2024 MAID program to include those with depression or anorexia. The outlet stated that many people believe that the MAID program was created to compensate for an inefficient medical system.

In some medical conditions, a peaceful death can be preferable to an ineffective and painful fight to remain alive. This scenario was repeated several times when I worked as a hospital intern chaplain. There is a big difference between someone who chooses to die and the state. If depression and anorexia will soon be added to MAID’s list of criteria, Canadians should ask themselves who they think is fit to survive.