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‘It doesn’t pay enough’: Doctors want more money for killing people in Canada

Canadian euthanasia doctors are lobbying to be paid more money to kill their patients.

Complaints from doctors that euthanasia doesn’t pay enough have been in the media lately, with the Toronto Globe and Mail publishing an article July 4 entitled "Canadian doctors turn away from assisted dying over fees,” and MacLean's Magazine followed up with: "Should doctors be paid a premium for assisting deaths?" on July 10.

"It’s the euthanasia lobby getting their people in the media to print articles saying that one of the problems to access to 'MAID' [Medical Assistance in Dying] is the fact that it doesn't pay enough," says Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.

"Now they’re pressuring to have it pay more."

Dr. Tanja Daws is featured in both articles, with the Globe reporting she’s a family doctor from Courtenay, British Columbia, who has reportedly killed 23 people, and MacLean’s reporting she did so for free in the first six months after Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government legalized euthanasia in June 2016.

Daws and others euthanasia doctors were expecting reimbursement when the BC government finalized its fee schedule for euthanizing people, which it did in late June.

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