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Christine Gauthier rips Canadian government for offering to euthanize her

Added 12-03-22 11:18:03am EST - “Christine Gauthier is ripping her government, which offered to euthanize her after she complained about delays having a wheelchair lift installed in her home.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Christine Gauthier rips Canadian government for offering to euthanize her”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A paraplegic former Canadian military member is ripping her government, which offered to euthanize her after she complained about delays having a wheelchair lift installed in her home.

Retired Army Corporal Christine Gauthier, who competed for Canada at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics, testified in Parliament Thursday that a Veterans Affairs Canada caseworker offered the opportunity for a medically assisted death – and even to provide the equipment, according to the CBC.

“I have a letter saying that if you’re so desperate, madam, we can offer you MAID, medical assistance in dying,” said Gauthier who injured her back during a 1989 a training accident.

Testifying in French before the House of Commons veterans committee, she also said she’s been fighting for a home wheelchair ramp for five years and expressed her concerns about the assisted dying offer in a recent letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

“I sent a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and that they [Veterans Affairs] offered me MAID and would supply equipment,” said Gauthier.

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