June 02, 2016

Is it too late to stop assisted suicide? PLUS guest Maxime Bernier’s plan to reduce your grocery bill

Faith GoldyRebel Host
 

The Liberal Party's “license to kill” Bill C-14 is broken, but is nevertheless on its way to becoming the law of our land. Tonight, we take an in depth look at how even the most basic safeguards have been ignored by our Liberal majority government and why the ultimate fate of state sponsored suicide will rest with our two appointed bodies: the Supreme Court and our unelected Senate.

Then, with cauliflower at seven bucks a head, wouldn’t it be nice to see your grocery bill take a downwards turn for once? For some forty years, supply management (that is, the government’s policy of meddling in market conditions) has been applied to milk, eggs, and poultry products. This means you and I pay some $2.6 billion more for these products than folks in countries that aren’t Canada.

Conservative MP and leadership hopeful Maxime Bernier joins us on why he’s ready to phase out the supply management scheme and wants his fellow partisans to follow suit.

Plus, we've got your week's top headlines and Quote of Honour.

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commented 2016-06-15 23:48:22 -0400
Anonymous, what part of the term physician assisted suicide do YOU not understand?
If someone ‘forces death onto you without your consent’ its murder.
If a physician writes a prescription for a lethal cocktail, it is murder.
If a physician euthanizes you, it is murder.
If you commit suicide, it is murder.

What part of this do you not understand?
commented 2016-06-12 01:31:10 -0400
What part of the term, physician assisted suicide, do you people not understand? If somebody else forces death onto you without your consent, then it really is not suicide, is it? But for whatever reason, you put murder and assisted suicide into the same pile, as it helps to further your own narrative.

So now you think I am a shit disturber? And that I do not believe the things I say?

In case many of you have not realized it, most of you are not conservative. The majority of you are far right extremists that make regular conservatives like myself look insane. And yes, I voted for Harper and Pallister.
commented 2016-06-10 23:17:15 -0400
People are not pets or animals that need to be put down later in life.
commented 2016-06-09 20:24:17 -0400
Edward Jobin:
It is the mentality of people like ‘Anonymous’ who actually think this way that has brought Canada to this point.
(I don’t think “Anon” actually believes this, he is simply a s…disturber trying to get attention. There are those who are truly simple minded and then there are those who are manipulators.)
commented 2016-06-09 20:17:52 -0400
Deacon Frost:

You are not informed on what is happening.
Please watch these videos from Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. It will explain what IS happening.
http://alexschadenberg.blogspot.ca/search/label/Vulnerable%3A%20The%20Euthanasia%20Deception

One cannot make a statement as yours, and I don’t mean to be insulting if you are simply not aware of the status in Belgium, etc.
You must educate yourself on this subject because this is what Canada will like.
Our Bill C-14 is simply the beginning; things will change.
commented 2016-06-09 12:20:34 -0400
Anonymous: You obviously didn’t make any attempt to read through the link or you wouldn’t continue to make suck uninformed comments. Here is a quote I quickly and easily found. "Many Dutch doctors also practice nonvoluntary euthanasia; that is, they kill patients who have not asked to be killed. The exact number of such killings is hard to quantify definitively and is a matter of some dispute. In 2010, the Dutch government reported 310 cases of “termination without request or consent,” clear violations of Dutch law that went unprosecuted and unpunished.20 How many went unreported will never be known. “If you are against assisted suicide then don’t ask for one”. Are you really that simple minded?
commented 2016-06-09 02:56:25 -0400
There is nothing here about disposing the elderly or disabled to save money. I have no idea where you people get this drivel from. Assisted suicide only happens when the person wants it. Everything else is just made up bullshit.

If you are against assisted suicide, then don’t ask for it. It is as simple as that.
commented 2016-06-07 22:51:23 -0400
Deacon Frost: Dead people seldom have a reputation for causing problems
commented 2016-06-07 09:52:02 -0400
Parts of Europe have had assisted suicide for years, so far as I can tell no major problems have really popped up.
commented 2016-06-07 00:02:29 -0400
Assisted suicide and the slippery slope argument don’t go together? That is an assertion that has not been validated with any rational defence. Look, politics reflect the culture but sometimes politicians like to expedite their political agendas when the culture lags behind. Why the Supreme Court is able to force this issue on parliament and the Canadian public at this time is strange.
Look, human suffering is a sensitive topic for any compassionate person. It is easy to get caught up in a position on this issue. Those who care about human life may take up a strong stance against assisted suicide believing they are protecting vulnerable people. Those who are pro assisted suicide I believe are usually compassionate people who wish to assuage people of needless pain and suffering. I am in the first camp but I do not want to be so callous to not recognize real suffering and consideration for those who would consider ending their life because of terrible pain etc. Yet, we have once again we find government trying to tackle moral issues that they have no authority or right to interefere with. Suicide has always been with us. I suppose some form of assisted suicide has existed for millennia. Law or no law this practice will occur. The fact is this is a slippery slope. Have we come to the point in our thinking that if we lose the function of our arms and legs we are of no more worth? If we sustain brain damage and can no longer function like a healthy adult life has no value? If we are on our death bed and struggle to breathe can our lives no longer stand as beautiful declarations of life’s precious worth?
When people refuse to recognize the transcendent aspect of human existence then life is no longer worth living in the face of suffering. I like what CS Lewis said about death, he thought it was something not so much to fear but to be ashamed of. When we confront our humanity and recognize what and who we are we will look at life, death, and suffering very differently. A law on assisted suicide is a slippery slope but the slide has not just begun but has been on its way for quite some time.
commented 2016-06-06 22:32:04 -0400
Wm Tomlinson: Bravo!

Anonymous: wake up and smell the funeral flowers. You, my dear young man, need to grow up and learn about life and life’s lessons. If you miss the lesson, you miss the beauty of life.
commented 2016-06-06 21:59:34 -0400
No one needs suicide.
What society is looking for is a definition to mercy killing.
With the means to keep people alive against their will, we need the people to say when enough is enough and to end life.
As it stands now its Life, liberty and security of persons. No one (SCoC) is allowed to redefine it. BACKOFF!!!!
commented 2016-06-06 21:48:41 -0400
Death to the infidel : murder by suicide to cause fear
Suicide: murder by self to cause grief
Asst suicide : murder by the state for money
Killing the elderly to save money is murder.
Life, liberty and security of persons. Kill the SCoC so we can get back to commonsense.
commented 2016-06-06 01:15:07 -0400
Nothing that happens before the bill is passed, can be blamed on what is in the bill.

As for Steven Fletcher, I am glad to see he won a seat in the Manitoba provincial government.
commented 2016-06-05 23:35:09 -0400
“Drew Wakariuk commented 21 hours ago
Andrew , why should others die so you can die?
Kelly Weber abortion was only supposed to be for health threats and rape at first as well, guess what happened.
Anon many have been euthanized without consent.

So, you’re worried about the “slippery slope”. Does that mean, that if we addressed your concerns about “slippery slope”, you are not opposed to assisted suicide (if in specific, well defined circumstances) in principle?
commented 2016-06-05 21:47:41 -0400
Anonymous:
We all know what Steven Fletcher did, said and thought of assisted suicide.
Steven Fletcher had also been ‘removed’ from his position with the Conservative party and 6 months following that, tabled the first assisted suicide bill.
It certainly made his name known, then, at least, didn’t it? How ironic he should take steps to table such a controversial bill after being basically dumped by the Conservatives.

Steven Fletcher did no favour for Canada.
commented 2016-06-05 17:23:53 -0400
I will do you one better than asking any of you to read out the bill. Look up the interview that Brian did with Steven Fletcher on the topic of assisted suicide. After all, it was Fletcher who put forth that bill when he was in parliament.

The rest of you are just fear mongering and being irrational.
commented 2016-06-05 09:16:58 -0400
Political Correctness has won…………we will now have to be politically correct when someone wants to kill themselves and say it is their right.
Suicide has been, up to now, a decision, now it is a right.
Political correctness has won.
commented 2016-06-05 02:25:59 -0400
Andrew , why should others die so you can die?
Kelly Weber abortion was only supposed to be for health threats and rape at first as well, guess what happened.
Anon many have been euthanized without consent.
commented 2016-06-04 22:12:55 -0400
Kelly and Andrew:

It all depends on how you look at death. Death is a fact of life.
One has to ask: if we are not afraid of dying, then are we afraid of living?

Death is not pretty, the body is deteriorating, same as when we get old. It not only affects the person dying, it affects their children, friends, relatives. It actually has profound meaning for everyone involved.
It is up to each individual to understand the meaning.
I know someone who keeps reflecting on how her grandfather died 45 years ago when she was 10 years old. She still sees him and ‘death’ through the eyes of a 10 year old, not a 55 year old woman.

I am sorry for your aunt’s experience, but was this how she saw her death or was it how YOU saw her death? She may have had an opportunity to reflect on her life and come to conclusions she had waited a lifetime to reach. Or, she may not. What do you know was going on in her mind and her heart.

If you look at childbirth, pain is profound for, I think I can say most women. Some (and probably one can say few) go through it with little pain, others go through 24++ hours of labour.
Does that mean women stop having children because of the pain involved?

Palliative care is not a paid service. People going through the end of their lives do not go through pain and suffering the way it happened years ago, before your lifetime. Plus, the individual has the choice of accepting medical assistance or not, therefore allowing oneself to die. People in pain are not

This bill is designed to allow anyone who is given the authority, eg. your friend, neighbor, etc. to administer the cocktail required to kill you. That is what I meant that anyone can finish you off! If you are the next of kin ready to inherit your estate, you’re in command. Parents, patients can be coerced into agreeing to euthanasia or assisted suicide because of the obvious reasons.

Did you actually read all (I’m going by memory here) 264 pages of this bill? I commend you for reading the full document.
All the more reason why you should understand the implications here.

Sadly, if a person wants to commit suicide, they will in many cases persue this avenue, as Rick Plesnik stated. But that does not mean that everyone else should be involved with it; eg. government, doctors, pharmacists, nurses, caregivers, next of kin……..

The mere fact that the SCC has forced this on Canadians has placed the responsibility on every Canadian, because, inevitably, every Canadian will be paying for these services, the salaries of all these people involved.

Blatantly, if you want to commit suicide, do it without getting everyone involved. Currently, it is not illegal to commit suicide (or attempt suicide). Why are the laws being changed to affect everyone to accommodate the few?

We are our brothers’ keeper and it is up to us to stop someone from taking their life….but with this new law do we simply say..go for it?
commented 2016-06-04 18:09:40 -0400
Slippery slope.

Why is the left so obsessed with death?

Diligence and time is needed for something like this – recklessly rushing this legislation is the wrong thing to do, Justin.
commented 2016-06-04 17:18:31 -0400
Reality: If someone seriously, truly wants to off themselves, they will find a way. Letting a government make that decision is dangerous! What better way to save money on healthcare to line their own pockets, or eliminate those opposed to them?
commented 2016-06-04 12:18:48 -0400
“Jan G commented 13 hours ago
Kelly Weber…if you need further information, go to:

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
Campaign Life Coalition
LifeSiteNews
Real Women of Canada
(Archbishop Richard Smith gave a series on Salt and Light TV, though it was aired prior to this bill)

That should give you the necessary information you need to understand this subject and how to interpret this bill. There are many more sources if you need them. "
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So, basically, if I am diagnosed with Alzheimers, or some terminal cancer, or another absolutely horrible terminal diseas, this “Euthanasia Prevention Coalition” has decided that they want me to suffer right through to the bitter end, even if I want “out” once the possibility of reasonable quality of life is gone? How is that better?
commented 2016-06-04 10:06:33 -0400
Doctor Assisted suicide is the Gov’ts way of clearing hospital beds in the palliative care ward. Cancer patients on their last legs suffer, and they give a cocktail of drugs and it takes a few weeks and then the people die, in what looks like a bit of starvation and dehydration and drug overdoes and organ shutdown due to the heavy drugs. That all takes money.
So the quicker the Gov’t can put a needle in you the better for the balance sheet. They want that bed so they can blow a billion on gas plants.
While I am against Suicide as a rule, its murder, I get the palliative care thing and its to far gone thing. And if you are on that route, I guess all the relatives want to say their goodbyes, and then how long you drag out the rest is about cash and suffering. I think we should try to extend life to a very painful time and then pull the plug as they already do by over dosing people with a lot of pain meds. Don’t fool yourself.
I think the simple rule would be to set the time to a time when the amount of meds is affecting life, life is being ended already by stopping the person from being able communicate or have awareness. That is a easy place to stop, It can be scheduled sort of, Doctors know how it goes, could inform the family that on this day, they will be to far gone so, they will end up dying within a week of that but if you all want to say your goodbyes the day before we can arrange with everyone’s permission to do an end of life procedure, ending the pain and failing palliative care.
commented 2016-06-04 10:06:32 -0400
Doctor Assisted suicide is the Gov’ts way of clearing hospital beds in the palliative care ward. Cancer patients on their last legs suffer, and they give a cocktail of drugs and it takes a few weeks and then the people die, in what looks like a bit of starvation and dehydration and drug overdoes and organ shutdown due to the heavy drugs. That all takes money.
So the quicker the Gov’t can put a needle in you the better for the balance sheet. They want that bed so they can blow a billion on gas plants.
While I am against Suicide as a rule, its murder, I get the palliative care thing and its to far gone thing. And if you are on that route, I guess all the relatives want to say their goodbyes, and then how long you drag out the rest is about cash and suffering. I think we should try to extend life to a very painful time and then pull the plug as they already do by over dosing people with a lot of pain meds. Don’t fool yourself.
I think the simple rule would be to set the time to a time when the amount of meds is affecting life, life is being ended already by stopping the person from being able communicate or have awareness. That is a easy place to stop, It can be scheduled sort of, Doctors know how it goes, could inform the family that on this day, they will be to far gone so, they will end up dying within a week of that but if you all want to say your goodbyes the day before we can arrange with everyone’s permission to do an end of life procedure, ending the pain and failing palliative care.
commented 2016-06-04 08:50:59 -0400
Jan, I have read the bill and it requires your consent so I fail to see how my neighbour or enemy can have me euthanized as you previously stated. My aunt died of bone cancer and the spent the last five months of her life wilting away to nothing in a hospital bed unable to move or sit up as her bones disintegrated. She was alive but not living. Personally I am glad I will have this option should I have need it. If I am ever diagnosed with a terminal illness, I want the option to be able to die when I am ready.
commented 2016-06-04 02:01:23 -0400
On the topic of assisted suicide, you people are paranoid. When you have to bring out the slippery slope argument, you really have no argument. Nobody is forcing death on anybody. Patients will have a choice.

If I ever become severely crippled, I would want assisted suicide.
commented 2016-06-03 23:26:55 -0400
Kelly Weber…if you need further information, go to:

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
Campaign Life Coalition
LifeSiteNews
Real Women of Canada
(Archbishop Richard Smith gave a series on Salt and Light TV, though it was aired prior to this bill)

That should give you the necessary information you need to understand this subject and how to interpret this bill. There are many more sources if you need them.