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Canada’s medical assistance in dying program is a dangerous way of thinking

As a Dale Carnegie business coach, I often kicked off the New Year with January workshops on goal setting and stress reduction. Both workshops focused on helping people use their time and energy to get the best results possible. Both were predicated upon the principle that all accomplishment begins with thinking: “Our life is what our thoughts make it.”

This year, I am horrified to realize that some Canadians are now wondering whether they should include suicide in their plans.

Listening to Justin Trudeau, you could the idea that Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) is mainly around the idea of “choice.” Some Canadians are being given the opportunity to choose whether they want to live or to die. Canada won’t tell them which to choose; the choice is theirs. When you position it that way, it seems so helpful, respectful and dignified.

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