This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
A former member of the Canadian military who now is paralyzed complained about her government’s failure to provide a wheelchair lift in her home.
And her complaint about the federal bureaucracy’s incompetence drew an immediate response.
An offer to help her die, through the nation’s Medical Assistance in Dying program.
The New York Post explained: “She wanted a little help — not death. A paraplegic former Canadian military member is ripping her government, which offered to euthanize her after she complained about delays in having a wheelchair lift installed in her home.”
The veteran was identified as a retired Army Cpl. Christine Gauthier was in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics for her nation.
She told her parliament recently that a “Veterans Affairs Canada caseworker offered the opportunity for a medically assisted death – and even to provide the equipment, according to the CBC.”
Gauthier charged, “I have a letter saying that if you’re so desperate, madam, we can offer you, MAID, medical assistance in dying.”
She was hurt during a 1989 training accident.
And she’s been trying for five years to get a wheelchair ramp for her home.
Revolver News reported, “Welcome to Canada, where the government offers to kill you when you complain about their incompetence…”
That report explained, “Sadly, this isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Daily Mail reported back in August that Canada’s federal government has ordered a ‘full and thorough investigation after a Veterans Affairs Canada employee encouraged a veteran to undergo assisted suicide when he called for help.”
The Daily Mail reported the bureaucrat who suggested assisted suicide to Gauthier “hasn’t been named.”
The report noted that several other veterans had been offered the same “solution” by a government worker, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that was “unacceptable.”
Trudeau said an investigation was begun and “we are changing protocols to ensure what should seem obvious to all of us: that it is not the place of Veterans Affairs Canada, who are there to support those people who stepped up to serve their country, to offer them medical assistance in dying.”
The process, begun only a few years ago, now is a rampaging blight, with more than 10,000 people using the procedures in 2021, up by nearly one-third from earlier.