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Dr. Will Johnston

Family Physician in Vancouver BC

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Euthanasia Activists Have Taken Over Canadian

Euthanasia Activists Have Taken Over Canadian Thought

Taking a mere exception to a murder charge and spinning it as a right to be euthanized everywhere and anywhere in Canada is audacious but transparently political. The euthanasia lobby, flushed with its recent success, wants a monopoly on power, and a health care monoculture that sweeps away all opposition.
10/28/2016 02:25 EDT
New Assisted Dying Law Will Claim Unintended

New Assisted Dying Law Will Claim Unintended Victims

It will be five years before Canada's assisted suicide and euthanasia regime has to report back to the nation. These two stories offer reasons why that report will fail to reveal those depressed patients, far from death, who are steered to suicide by others and by their untreated mental illness.
09/28/2016 12:50 EDT
The Deadly Problems Surrounding Bill

The Deadly Problems Surrounding Bill C-14

It is not surprising that many Canadians are concerned about the dangers of the new assisted suicide and euthanasia bill, C-14. What is really not credible is how the word-benders who used the Charter "right to life" to legalize the intentional suicide or killing of some patients are now protesting that they have been cheated of total victory.
04/22/2016 12:04 EDT
Rebranding Killing and Suicide: The Ugly Truth About

Rebranding Killing and Suicide: The Ugly Truth About Euthanasia

The art of euphemism -- of sugar coating your verbal meaning -- has been raised to a syrupy peak by the proponents of euthanasia. When killing and suicide can be rebranded in the hearts and minds of average Canadians, the death lobby wins. What is truly being promised is the medical equivalent of a silent bullet in the head. The irony is that we don't need it. Symptom control at the end of life has never been better, and the right thing to do is to deliver it when needed. Common sense should tell us that we and our loved ones will not be safer or more empowered when the right to kill is given to doctors and nurses.
08/19/2013 12:21 EDT
How the Public Was Duped into Supporting Assisted

How the Public Was Duped into Supporting Assisted Suicide

Carter v. Canada , the judge-decreed legalization of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in Canada, tries to take a chainsaw to that old-growth forest that my colleague Dr. Margaret Cottle describes as a "delicate social ecology of mutual support and protection" which forbids the killing of a patient.
06/22/2012 07:58 EDT