The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care has contracted Ipsos Reid out to determine what the people of Ontario think and want to do with the issue of assisted suicide.
They are travelling to eleven different cities throughout Ontario and the results will be available once they do their calculations and given to the Ministry.
In talking to one participant, he was adamant that his faith tells him that only God has the right to give and take away a life, while the other side of the issue considers the pain of their loved one be the determining factor as to whether assisted suicide should be legalized.
There have been online surveys already done and the results show an overwhelming majority of Canadians support assisted dying for those suffering from a terminal illness that results in “unbearable suffering”.
Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition said, “This poll is written in such a way to give you a stronger response in favour, “This question is clearly designed to drive the numbers up.”
Schadenberg acknowledged that there’s support for euthanasia in Canada, saying the group’s own polls show “Canadians fear dying a bad death,” but he insisted the level of support was not as high as suggested in the latest poll.
Also in an article published by the Physicians Alliance Against Euthanasia on December 16, 2015, Schadenberg entitles his story as:
Provincial-Territorial Group seeks death on demand for all (even for children).
The battle rages on.