Official Data Shows Euthanasia Deaths in Canada Rose Significantly in 2023 – Anthony Murdoch 2/7/24


Deaths of Canadians by state-approved euthanasia have risen sharply in most provinces according to recent data, with approximately 16,000 people dying in 2023 alone, a significant increase from 2022 and an “out of control” rate, the nation’s leading anti-euthanasia advocacy group warned.

Official MAiD data from Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta shows the shocking level of deaths. In 2022, there were 13,241 Canadians who died by MAiD.

According to data from the Quebec Commission on End-of-Life Care’s eighth annual report, 5,211 people died by MAiD from April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023, which is a large increase from 3,663 in the previous reporting period.

Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC), wrote in a recent blog that he predicts that 60,000 Canadians have died by MAiD since the deadly practice was legalized in 2016, with the rate increasing every year.

“Euthanasia is out of control in Canada,” Schadenberg said.

The EPC noted that deaths in Quebec from MAiD increased 42 percent in 2023, accounting for 6.8 percent of all deaths in the province. The report also shows that from April 1 to June 30, 2023, the number of MAiD deaths in the province went up 24 percent, which the EPC noted is “a slower pace of growth, but substantial considering the massive number of euthanasia deaths.”

The EPC also reflected that “Shockingly, 15% of those who died by euthanasia in Quebec were not terminally ill.”…

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