Canada. Euthanasia, drugs and rock 'n' roll
Until recently, I was firmly convinced that I lived in a prosperous country. Canada is a country of immigrants. People from all over the world come here who value freedom, security, and prospects for the future. However, massive changes have been taking place in my country lately, which raise significant questions about the possibility of a happy future for us and our children?
We hoped for a happy old age, benefits, secured care, and support for the disabled. But nothing of the sort! It turns out that everything happens differently, quietly and unnoticed, not only for me but, I believe, for many others as well. I will not go over all the charms of life in Canada. There is plenty of such information. But I will focus on my observations and my perception of everything that happens around me from my point of view as a common observer. But I'm sure I'm not alone. You draw your own conclusions. But let's go over everything in order.
If there are no benefits (additional privileges and compensation), not everyone can afford the services of dentists, ophthalmologists, and many other specialists. In 20 years of living in Canada, I and my family have experienced this many times.
It takes months to get to a specialist. God forbid, if you need emergency assistance and get to the hospital on your own, you will have to wait in line for 10-12 hours...
Just recently I had to wait in line at the emergency department of the hospital. Nothing changes, everything’s the same: loaded with work nursing staff. We were 20th in line to see our specialist. There were small children in the line. This is considered the norm.
This raises a lot of questions. Why are there such difficulties? Why are there not enough doctors in such huge hospitals? Why is it so difficult to confirm a diploma, although immigrant doctors have vast experience and academic degrees behind them? Why do we accept these laws so obediently?
It seems that the system and the laws are there for themselves, and that people and their problems are of no interest to anyone.
There's a new trend now. If you can't pay the bills, the government offers you a "great" solution — euthanasia.
Euthanasia accepted by Canadians
In 2016, Canada passed a law on euthanasia. But five years later, on March 17, 2021, a revised law came into force, expanding the list of eligible candidates for euthanasia.
Originally, only those with terminal illnesses and severe physical suffering, such as those with terminal cancer, were allowed to commit suicide by injection. However, the revised law now permits physicians to take the life of people with disabilities or chronic illnesses at the request of patients, even if the condition is not fatal. And it is acceptable even if the patient can live for years with proper treatment.
In December 2022, a disabled veteran from Canada criticized her government for offering to euthanize her when she became upset about delays in installing a wheelchair elevator in her home.
Retired Army Corporal Christine Gauthier, a former Paralympic athlete, testified before Parliament that the Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) social worker made an offer to assist with her suicide.
Gauthier said she has been seeking VAC assistance since 2017 to install a chairlift for her home.
"I thought, 'I can't believe you ... will give me a shot to help me die, but you won't give me the tools I need to help me live," she said.
It's a strange situation, isn't it? A woman who at one time brought benefits to the country and medals, it would seem, could count on a lift that would make her life much easier. And what was offered instead? She was offered euthanasia, that is, the option of being put to sleep like a cat or a dog. "Great" alternative — a shot instead of an elevator and the state's original way of taking care of its citizens.
But the story of the active introduction of euthanasia didn't end there. Canadians can now be euthanized for a variety of reasons, including minor illnesses or because they are too poor or homeless.
A new government report on MAID recently presented to Parliament calls for the inclusion of minors in the right to die by physician-assisted death — without parental consent.
In March 2023, Canadian law permitted euthanasia of the mentally ill. According to Toronto law professor Trudeau Lemmens, this means that suicide will essentially become a treatment for mental illness.
Traditionally, psychiatrists have done everything in their power to prevent suicide, and now they may be called upon to help do so.
Senator Pamela Wallin, a committee member who supports expanding assisted dying, said the system has many safeguards. "MAID is always a matter of choice," she said, noting that Canadians have expressed strong support in polls for advance requests. "Let's hope that the government will now act quickly to meet the needs of Canadians," in an easy death...
Canadians, are you sure this is what you want?
Amid these innovations in Canadian society, other troubling signs are visible.
Crime is growing
Statistics Canada has released a report that says that the number of registered hate crimes in 2021 was 3,360, an increase of 27 percent over 2020 and 72 percent over the past two years.
According to Statistics Canada, the bulk of the increase in hate crimes is due to an increase in violations targeting religious, sexual, racial or ethnic groups.
StatCan (Statistics Canada) noted that "in 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic continued to have a significant impact on Canada's economy, health care system and society as a whole."
The media recently reported on the shooting of a man, 65, who was just walking his dog early in the morning. At great speed to the passing driver, the dog owner expressed his indignation and lamentation. The driver responded by turning the car around and the passenger sitting next to him fired 13 bullets at the man and the dog. The man is now in serious condition. And the criminals are wanted. Has the most mundane thing, walking your dog in the morning, now become a dangerous pastime? Apparently so!
But it is clear that all this could not arise out of nothing. One reason is the active promotion of alcoholic beverages and the legalization of drugs.
Cannabis as a therapeutic medicine
We are used to the fact that cannabis (also known as marijuana, weed) can be smoked everywhere, as long as it is prescribed as a medical treatment. In the hospital, though, I saw a warning that marijuana smoke is dangerous to children in any dose, and an appeal to keep cannabis away from children. The outcome could be fatal.
Well, if you're allergic to cigarette smoke, that's your problem. Stay away and keep your emotions to yourself. People do not smoke from a good life.
But that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Why in such a prosperous Canada is the country losing people to drug abuse?! From a good, prosperous life?!
According to official figures, British Columbia accounts for about a third of the 32,000 drug overdose and trafficking deaths that have occurred in the country since 2016 (the same year the province declared drug overdose a public health emergency).
Canada's western province has begun an experiment in drug-related harm reduction. In accordance with the new law, which came into force on January 31, 2023, possession of small amounts of hard drugs such as heroin, morphine, fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine and MDMA is not prosecutable for adults over the age of 18 if the amount does not exceed 2.5 grams.
I remember not long ago, young people were not allowed to take alcohol until they were 21. But now it turns out that drugs are allowed up to that age.
Such experimentation does bear terrible results. While in 2016 less than a thousand provincial residents died of overdoses, in 2022 that number more than doubled to 2,272 just reported cases of drug overdose and poisoning. In just a few years, the count is already going into the tens of thousands in this drug-liberal province alone.
But it seems the rate of increase in fatalities doesn't suit the Canadian authorities very well, and now they've allowed it:
Canadian biotechnology companies Adastra Labs and Sunshine Labs announced that they were licensed by Health Canada to produce and sell cocaine.
An outspoken opponent of drug decriminalization, Conservative leader Pierre Poalivre: "The flooding of our streets with decriminalized and taxpayer-subsidized drugs has led to massive overdoses across the country”.
The experiment will last three years and will involve treating addiction, mental health disorders and overdose prevention. Authorities have allocated $500 million for the experiment. Earlier, in 2022, representatives of the Green Party in Germany proposed decriminalization of hard drugs as part of the "Right to Get High" project.
But that's not all!
Rock 'n' roll
The right to change the sex of children from the age of 12 is legalized! There is a law in Canada that allows children to change their sex without parental permission. This law has caused debate and controversy in society and has raised many questions from parents, doctors, and scientists.
Law C-16 was passed in 2017, and it amends the Canadian Criminal Code to protect the rights of the LGBT community. Under this law, anyone in Canada can choose their gender.
And no one listens to the opinion of parents. Parents have no rights. Everyone can find a great deal of information about this on social media. But the question arises: “Why, while medicine is powerless to cure many illnesses when it is difficult to get to specialists — huge queues, mental illness becomes more and more; why, when a child without a calculator cannot make elementary mathematical calculations, loses interest in reading books — a teenager can approach the transgender issue independently, without relying on the opinion of his parents, but at the same time consult psychologists and, based on the findings of scientists, can make such an important decision for himself?"
The new law criminalizes protests and offensive remarks against LGBT people in some provinces of Canada.
Why is public health deteriorating and the energy of scientists and specialists being wasted on long term sex reassignment counseling for children! Why are children with little life experience locked into solving a problem that scientific minds are beating on?! Are they capable of making such an important gender reassignment decision on their own?! And all this is still against the background of global climate disasters, which have already synchronized, and millions of people on our planet have experienced the impact of the merciless "Cerberus", which sweeps away cities and states in its path.
Where are the scientists and experts who are ready to inform and help solve the problem of survival? Why do the media only inform after the fact about the disaster that has already happened? Why does the state have the means and time to legalize hard drugs and sex change in children, but we know essentially nothing about how we can all survive in the impending climate catastrophes?!
It becomes obvious that until we stop shifting our responsibility to the government and other official organizations and individuals for the simple reason that "we elected them and let them work!", our lives will not improve! In our consumerist format of society, where money is the main value, we will lose our dreams of a bright future by the hour, not by the day! And humanity has less and less time left. The climate Cerberus is already in everyone's backyard, and it is merciless to rich and poor, to sick and healthy alike!
It is time to face the truth. Without the unity of one goal to build a Creative Society, we have no future. The choice is up to everyone: either we will be put to death by the euthanasia laws of our "caring" government, and we will be destroyed by the climate, or we will unite and build a Creative Society.
At the international online forum «Global Crisis. There is a way out», which took place on April 22, 2023, the truth was revealed — what events will happen on our planet until 2036 and what humanity will face.
It's time to take responsibility for your life and future into your own hands. The time is running out!
Shirin, participant of ALLATRA IPM