A CBC news report suggested that Canadians who are turned down for euthanasia under MAiD (Medical Assistance in Dying) three times just need to find another doctor or nurse who is willing to kill them.
Priscilla Ki Sun Hwang reported for CBC News on August 3, 2022, that Margaret Bristow was declared ineligible for (MAiD) euthanasia by assessors in Ottawa three times but then approved for euthanasia in Brampton. According to the report:
“Bristow said she applied for medical assistance in dying, also called MAID, three times since the procedure was decriminalized in 2016 – twice prior and once after the recent legislative changes in 2021 broadened the eligibility criteria for patients.
All three times, she said, her Ottawa assessors declared her ineligible.”
Bristow said that her family doctor got her in contact with (MAiD) euthanasia assessors in Toronto this Spring. The CBC report states that she is now scheduled to die by euthanasia on August 10 in Brampton and she chose to have it done in a hospital so that she could donate her organs.
Priscilla Ki Sun Hwang interviews Dr. Chantal Perrot, a Toronto family physician and MAiD provider who explains that many people travel across Ontario or even to another province to die by euthanasia.