Former Canadian Paralympian offered suicide instead of installing ski lift

The Canadian government has come under fire for offering euthanasia in response to a request to have a lift installed in the home of disabled veteran Christine Gauthier.

A retired army captain who competed in the Paralympic Games testified in parliament against a social worker. A member of the organization offered Gauthier assisted suicide by injection after requesting a wheelchair lift, The Daily Mail reports.

For many years, the woman sought from the social services a tool that could make her life easier. However, the social worker suggested that the disabled person should be euthanized if it was so difficult for her to survive in her own home, Gauthier said. At least four citizens received similar responses, the Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs said.


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