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How Canada kills people just for being lonely

I HAVE on several previous occasions written about the issue of Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide (EAS). A topic that divides, challenges and goes to the heart of an ethical debate of which we are only scratching the surface – is it right to kill a person or help someone commit suicide because he or she is ill, disabled, has mental health problems, fears becoming a burden or is simply lonely?

While my answer is an unequivocal No, there are those who strongly disagree with me, painting a dystopian picture of palliative care provided by doctors and nurses or in the UK’s hospices. They claim there are thousands of people dying cruelly and in pain.

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