March 2017 – Canada legalized assisted suicide on June 17, 2016, and in the following six-month period, four Canadians on average were killed by physicians every day. And experts say the numbers are expected to rise.
“I know that it will increase,” said Dr. Ellen Wiebe, a Vancouver physician who assisted in 40 suicides in 2016. “I expect that we’ll get to the point of the Netherlands and Belgium because their laws are similar to ours, and that would mean about 5% of all deaths.”
The number of Canadians who applied for medical suicide and were denied is unknown, as few details related to the deaths are tracked or released.