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November 1, 2022

Dear Friends:

The Special Joint Committee on MAiD, which is composed of ten MPs and five Senators, was originally scheduled to publish its report on MAiD in October, 2022. The mandate has now been extended to March, 2023.

On September 7, Dr. Louis Roy from the Québec College of Physicians told the Special Joint Committee on MAiD that they supported infant euthanasia (infanticide) and euthanasia for “completed life”. The Committee was not studying infant euthanasia but they are studying euthanasia for “mature minors”. It is interesting that there were many media articles opposing infant euthanasia and I was contacted for many interviews.

We are including a postcard opposing infant euthanasia to be sent to Members of Parliament (MPs) in our November mailing. You can order cards to organize a local campaign by calling the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) office: 1-877-439-3348 or emailing office@epcc.ca

There have been many media stories of people with disabilities being approved or dying by euthanasia because of poverty, inability to receive necessary medical treatment, fear of homelessness and more.

An Ontario man wanted euthanasia to avoid homelessness. An Alberta man was approved for euthanasia, but wanted it because of poverty. A Manitoba woman died by euthanasia because she lacked the needed home care. A Québec man was approved for euthanasia but only requested it because of a reduction in home care. An Ontario woman, who was approved for euthanasia, asked for it because of poverty. An Ontario man, who was approved for euthanasia, had asked for it because he couldn’t get necessary surgery. This man contacted us because he doesn’t want to die. He says that he can’t continue living in pain, pain that can be relieved by surgery. We have helped him by contacting an organization that specializes in helping people with his medical condition.

Sharon, who is grieving the euthanasia death of her son, contacted us in early October. She agreed to write about her son’s death. In September we worked with Margaret who prevented the euthanasia death of her son who has type one diabetes. We are making a difference in people’s lives.

In late October, Simons, a family-owned fashion company, released an advertising video promoting euthanasia. EPC launched an online petition campaign asking our supporters to stop purchasing products from Simons. You can sign the petition by clicking this link.

We have printed postcards opposing infant euthanasia to be sent to MPs available for order. You can ask people to sign the postcards, collect them, and send them to your MP. Please consider donating towards the cost of this campaign.

We are thankful that many people send a Christmas donation to EPC on a yearly basis. We work to earn your support every year. We are thankful for all our donors and especially for our regular and monthly donors.

EPC is a non-profit corporation that exists through your financial support. Your support saves lives.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director

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