Gregory Paul Michael Hartnell, historian
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Letters to the Editor
Re: “Assisted-death panel warned of jurisdictional patchwork,” and “New suicide law requires caution,” Jan. 19
The federal government of Canada has no democratic mandate to change the law on so-called ‘assisted death.’ As health care service is a provincial matter, we need provincial referenda to determine the people’s will on this fraught issue, ‘one of the most important pieces of legislation in Canadian history,’ as the editorial puts it.
A unanimous ultimatum dictating the questionable need for a change in the federal Criminal Code from the Supreme Court of Canada certainly does not represent the will of the people of Canada. Tyrannical federal judicial mandates contradict democratic provincial rights.
Supreme Court judges are partisan appointments, therefor editorial writer Bruce MacKenzie’s admonition that ‘partisan politics should be set aside’ is nothing more than wishful thinking.
The ‘assisted death panel’ doesn’t need any more time to mess with the existing law, but the Canadian people, represented by our provincial governments, and particularly those most vulnerable to a creeping anti-human eugenicist globalist agenda, need to have our democratic voices heard.