Euthanasia was legalized in Canada in June 2016, so we are only six years into this next stage of the culture of death. Since 2016 legislation has been evolving steadily. As of March 17, 2021, the rules governing Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) law were loosened even further. The Government of Canada website on MAID says:
The revised law modifies MAID eligibility criteria in response to the Superior Court of Québec’s 2019 Truchon decision. The Superior Court found the “reasonable foreseeability of natural death” eligibility criterion in the Criminal Code, as well as the “end-of-life” criterion from Québec’s Act Respecting End-of-Life Care, to be unconstitutional.
As a result of this decision, one need not be terminally ill to request MAID. In 2016, we were assured that MAID was only for terminally ill people at the end stages of a disease causing unbearable suffering. That restriction lasted five years. Now healthy individuals who are not facing imminent death cannot be denied MAID just because their death is not imminent. But it does not end here.