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https://www.foxnews.com/world/canadian-soldier-suffering-ptsd-offered-euthanasia-veterans-affairs
 

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A Canadian armed forces veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and a traumatic brain injury was offered medical assistance in dying by an employee of Veterans Affairs Canada.

The VAC released a statement last week admitting to an incident "where medical assistance in dying was discussed inappropriately" with the veteran. The department pledged that "appropriate administrative action will be taken" after the veteran expressed outrage at the suggestion, according to a report in Global News.

According to the report, the veteran called VAC seeking support for PTSD when the employee brought up medical assistance in dying, or euthanasia, unprompted. The veteran was reportedly shocked by the suggestion. His family told Global News that the soldier had been making positive progress in his physical and mental rehabilitation and that he felt betrayed by an agency that is tasked with assisting veterans.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Ivanhoe said:

The patient may have mentioned feeling suicidal and the employee had the wrong idea of what constitutes help in such a case.  I would suggest that working with people is not the right career for him.  I hope he can find gainful employment in a private sector job where he can't do any more harm.

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Trudeau and the Travel Canada agency implemented a policy that was mandating vaccination, violated the Charter of Civil Rights and had a post hoc justification of "science!". Apparently as a method of either

 A. boosting Trudeau's cred for the election

or

 B. encouraging vaccination numbers which side steps any chance of it being a safety issue for Travel Canada's powers. 

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Angry Cop has a hot take on the VAC suicide suggestion....


 

on reflection, perhaps the Canadian Government can put that person to work cataloging Polar Bear scat. 

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St. John's issues warning to 'Curl Up and Dye' hair salon — but the shop isn't real (msn.com)

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The City of St. John's issued a warning to a downtown home last week for operating an unauthorized hair salon — but the "Curl Up and Dye" beauty parlour is just a set piece for a locally filmed television show.

Not exactly Canada as in Newfie.

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It's frustrating to live in a place where you're forced to put your well being into the hands of a state that absolves themselves of any liability for it, and people just accept that victims here are tragic but unavoidable outliers... and there's nothing to be done but double down on security theater regulations that murderers will ignore along with the rest of the others they already ignored.

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More than a dozen people were killed and more than 70 injured in at least 13 mass shootings this weekend in the United States.

 

Some were at graduation parties, a nightclub, a popular entertainment district or a strip mall.
The bloodshed comes as the nation grieves a spate of killings this past month, including a massacre at an elementary school in Texas; a deadly assault at a medical facility in Oklahoma; a racist rampage at a supermarket in New York; and an attack on a Taiwanese church service in California.
 
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Milo, that may be the case, but you're also looking at 4,107-24,657 defensive firearm uses over a weekend too depending on the range one accepts from CDC data. If even 0.3-1.7% of those were going to result in homicide otherwise then it's hands down better on net to have the legal ability and means to protect yourself as an option. Those who being up statistics as you do without mentioning the costs involved (that many more who otherwise would have successfully defended themselves would not be able to) is cherry picking to push an irrational agenda.

 

You can get stabbed a lot in the minutes (or in rural areas, half hours) before help arrives. 

 

If they're even coming.

 

 

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30 minutes ago, MiloMorai said:

It is easier to defend against a edged weapon attack that a firearm attack.

knife attacks are far more dangerous than people realize. If they get close to you, you are screwed

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And you don't have to be close to them to use a gun effectively. Murderers are not looking for an even fight. They want an uneven fight. A knife attacker is advantaged by strength. Not so a gun attacker. 
 

If guns aren't necessary for defense, disarm every one in Canada. Cops, military, guards. 

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11 hours ago, rmgill said:

So aside from the choice of weapon....what's the difference. I mean did he say "sorry" as he stabbed his victims? 

There is one potential difference that may or may not prove to be important.  In mass shootings in the US, the entire population turns on the shooter instantly and will not hesitate to direct law enforcement onto the perp(s) to take them down.  These two pieces of shit appear to be members of the Cree nation, and so far have evaded capture.  This begs the question - will the indigenous community prove entirely cooperative with law enforcement, or are there some elements that will cooperate to protecting them?  

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17 hours ago, Burncycle360 said:

It's frustrating to live in a place where you're forced to put your well being into the hands of a state that absolves themselves of any liability for it, and people just accept that victims here are tragic but unavoidable outliers... and there's nothing to be done but double down on security theater regulations that murderers will ignore along with the rest of the others they already ignored.

It's quite easy to get a firearms permit to own a rifle or ashotgun and in a rural community like that Reserve, those are fairly common.  But just because someone may own a firearm doesn't mean that they  do and if they do, that they have it close to hand when such a rare event happens. 

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17 hours ago, MiloMorai said:

More than a dozen people were killed and more than 70 injured in at least 13 mass shootings this weekend in the United States.

 

Some were at graduation parties, a nightclub, a popular entertainment district or a strip mall.
The bloodshed comes as the nation grieves a spate of killings this past month, including a massacre at an elementary school in Texas; a deadly assault at a medical facility in Oklahoma; a racist rampage at a supermarket in New York; and an attack on a Taiwanese church service in California.
 
Mon June 6, 2022
  • For the period from 2015 to 2020, the average homicide rate involving Indigenous victims (8.64 per 100,000 Indigenous people) was six times higher than the homicide rate involving non-Indigenous victims (1.39 per 100,000 non-Indigenous people). The homicide rates for Indigenous people were particularly high in the Prairie provinces and in the territories.

https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/85-002-x/2022001/article/00012-eng.htm

Enjoying your glass house, bigot?

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18 hours ago, MiloMorai said:

Someone wielding a gun doesn't have to get close to you.

Depends, most people can't hit the side of a barn. We used to have fairly common concealed carry here in Canada, the laws still exist, but only roughly 1-2 people have it at any time. Even using our existing laws, you could have extremely safe CCW, even safer than the US, which are very safe. 

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21 hours ago, R011 said:

It's quite easy to get a firearms permit to own a rifle or ashotgun and in a rural community like that Reserve, those are fairly common.  But just because someone may own a firearm doesn't mean that they  do and if they do, that they have it close to hand when such a rare event happens. 

This wouldn't happen in the US because everyone points a gun at anyone who dares to knock on the front door. Assuming they don't just out-and-out shoot them for stepping on the path.

 

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1 hour ago, DB said:

This wouldn't happen in the US because everyone points a gun at anyone who dares to knock on the front door. Assuming they don't just out-and-out shoot them for stepping on the path.

 

Isn't diversity just fucking great?  S/F....Ken M

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2 hours ago, DB said:

This wouldn't happen in the US because everyone points a gun at anyone who dares to knock on the front door. Assuming they don't just out-and-out shoot them for stepping on the path.

 

Any 100 person machete brawls? Maybe criminals hacking people to bits on the street is now kinda a thing the UK eh? When are you passing the machete control laws?

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