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March 30, 2023

Dear Friends:

Thank you to the many people who donated towards my 30 km Hamilton “Around the Bay” run. I am humbled that our supporters donated more than $17,000 to sponsor me.

We are hosting a conference in Victoria, BC on Saturday June 3: “Euthanasia is Not the Answer to Our Healthcare Crisis: Killing is Not Caring,” from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. The speakers include Angelina Ireland, President of the Delta Hospice Society, Catherine Glenn Foster, Co-Founder of EPC-USA and myself. This is a hybrid event, therefore you will be able to attend in person or watch it live online. You can register by navigating to the “Events” page. This is a free conference but we are asking people to donate to help cover the costs. The venue is on Vancouver Island (Victoria) because it has the highest euthanasia rate in the world.

The Canadian government has delayed the implementation of euthanasia for mental illness alone until March 2024.This is not a victory but it will prevent some deaths this year. As stated in last month’s newsletter, Bill C-314, a bill that will prohibit euthanasia for mental disorders, was introduced by Hon Ed Fast MP. The timing for the Bill C-314 debate in not yet known, but it will go to a vote before March 2024.

There is a good chance that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the US will prevent the approval of assisted suicide by telehealth. New proposed DEA guidelines will prevent medical professionals from prescribing Schedule II medications by telehealth. Last year, the Vermont legislature expanded their assisted suicide law by permitting assisted suicide being prescribed by telehealth (without physically meeting or examining the patient). EPC-USA ran a campaign supporting the DEA proposed guidelines while the euthanasia lobby urged their supporters to oppose the proposed guidelines. The guidelines are designed to combat the opioid crisis.

Our work saves lives. You may remember the story of an Ontario man who had been homeless for much of the past eight years. A few weeks ago, I made contact with him and we had lunch together. This is a man who said that he is having a hard time finding hope for his future. He wants to work and he likes cleaning. Can you help?

Thank you again to the many people who donated toward my 30 km run. We need your continued support to save lives. Can you donate towards the cost of our Victoria, BC conference? We are challenging the death capital of the world. Each month a few of our monthly donors stop giving due to death or economic reasons. Can you be a monthly donor? Monthly and regular donors are the lifeblood for our lifesaving work.

Thank you for caring. Your support saves lives!

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director

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