The unconstitutional lockdowns imposed by governments across Canada have created a mental health crisis. Now the Trudeau government has made it easier to kill yourself with the passage of Bill C -7, which allows medically assisted suicide for those with a mental illness.
Berber, a psychiatrist, points to one example of an older patient whose despair led him to request medically assisted dying despite suffering from no serious health challenges. Berber refers to that case as “the canary in the coal mine” and “a predictor of things to come.”
Canada’s Medical Aid in Dying (MAID) Annual Report found that 13.7 percent of the 5,631 Canadians killed by doctors asked to be lethally injected because of isolation or loneliness.
Gang related gun crime is a major problem in Ontario. Unfortunately Doug Ford is using police resources to go after children tobogganing — formal warnings and trespassing tickets have been issued. Under the province’s Emergency Act it limits outdoor organized public gatherings and social gatherings to five people with limited exceptions. With ski hills and other businesses deemed non-essential now forcibly shut down, the holidays in full lockdown meant citizens, especially those with young children, were trying to get out of the house as much as possible within the extensive restrictions we are now living under. https://www.blogto.com/sports_play/2021/01/toronto-busting-hundreds-skating-tobogganing/
Meanwhile gun crime is through the roof. Data from the Toronto Police Service show a total of 460 shootings with 177 people injured and 39 people dead in 2020. https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/violent-2020-almost-surpasses-last-years-gun-crime-figures
Martha Oppel survived Hitler’s Nazis and Stalin’s communists without a police officer knocking on her door. Then along came the COVID-19 pandemic 75 years later. At 85, Oppel is in trouble with the law for attending church. The Ford Government sent Aylmer’s police with an $880 ticket for being inside a Sunday service led by Pastor Henry Hildebrandt, memories from the past flooded her mind. https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/warmington-octogenarian-church-goer-hit-with-lockdown-ticket
Meanwhile big box stores are jam-packed; in Burlington, Ontario, the line to get into Costco stretched around the block. https://www.freshdaily.ca/food/2020/03/coronavirus-costco/
Influenza is much deadlier than COVID-19 for children — schools were never closed in the past. The CDC reports that in the 2016-2017 flu season, there were 110 “influenza-associated pediatric deaths.” In 2017-18, there were 188; in 2018-19, there were 144. In the United States, as of April 2, 2020, there have been three deaths among children with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection that have been reported to CDC, but the contribution of SARS-CoV-2 infection to the cause of death in these cases is unclear,” CDC reports. https://m.washingtontimes.com/
For children and adolescents with mental health needs, such [school] closures mean a lack of access to the resources they usually have through schools. In a survey by the mental health charity YoungMinds, which included 2111 participants up to age 25 years with a mental illness history in the UK, 83% said the pandemic had made their conditions worse. 26% said they were unable to access mental health support; peer support groups and face-to-face services have been cancelled, and support by phone or online can be challenging for some young people. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanchi/article/PIIS2352-4642(20)30109-7/fulltext