'An indelible stain'
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party voted down a bill Wednesday that would have barred the state from euthanizing mentally ill Canadians. There is little now standing in the way of those with mental disorders, including the depressed whose suicidal ideation is likely a symptom, having the state put them down starting March 17, 2024.
Conservative lawmaker Ed Fast's private members bill C-314 would have amended Canada's Criminal Code to "provide that a mental disorder is not a grievous and irremediable medical condition for which a person could receive medical assistance in dying."
Fast stressed in the preamble to his bill that vulnerable citizens should receive suicide prevention counseling rather than be exterminated by the state, adding that "Canada's medical assistance in dying regime risks normalizing assisted dying as a solution for those suffering from a mental disorder."