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Minister: 4 Cases of Federal Department Offering Veterans Unsolicited Assistance Suicide

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Minister: 4 Cases of Federal Department Offering Veterans Unsolicited Assistance Suicide




Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay on Thursday told a parliamentary committee that his department has discovered two new cases of an employee allegedly offering unsolicited medical assistance in dying, or MAiD, to veterans seeking medical treatment, bringing the total number of such cases up to four.
The issue first came to light in August after a Global News report alleged that a Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) case worker casually offered MAiD to a veteran seeking medical treatment

for mental illness and brain injuries. The department stated that it was investigating the incident.
A retired Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) corporal named Mark Meincke later told the House of Commons veterans affairs committee that the anonymous veteran had provided him with recordings of two phone conversations he had with VAC, wherein the department apologized for offering unprompted MAiD….



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