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Nov 30, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
Statistics Canada altering the national death stats by putting people who died from MAID's cause of death as the patient's disability/illness instead of as MAID scares me because it's an obvious way of hiding the fact that MAID has become a leading cause of death & is growing. The numbers are on Canada's website on the MAID page, but are not included in the national death statistics.

In 2022, 4.1% of all deaths in Canada were via MAID.

A steady growth from the year prior.

StatsCan should report MAID deaths as MAID deaths.…
Screenshot from link stating:  "Growth in the number of medically assisted deaths in Canada continues in 2022.  In 2022, there were 13,241 MAID provisions reported in Canada, accounting for 4.1% of all deaths in Canada.  The number of cases of MAID in 2022 represents a growth rate of 31.2% over 2021. All provinces except Manitoba and the Yukon continue to experience a steady year-over-year growth in 2022.  When all data sources are considered, the total number of medically assisted deaths reported in Canada since the introduction of federal MAID legislation in 2016 is 44,958."
Feb 27, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
This is another great #MAID read

"What the government would not do is slow down a program that offers suicide-prevention services to most people but assisted suicide and euthanasia only to the disabled, terminally ill or not."

Thanks @AlexanderRaikin… "after 🇨🇦’s legalization, the number increased tenfold in 6 years – it will be impossible for any similar 🇨🇦 watchdog to warn about 🇨🇦. That is because no such watchdogs exist: Unlike in the Netherlands or Belgium, 🇨🇦 has no mandated review process for potential stories of abuse"
Feb 24, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
The government of Canada loves to lie when they advertise death to disabled people. #MAID

Advertising MAID publically when it is known to be both discriminatory & coercive sets off alarms, but the omissions in it need to be called out.

When listing criteria, they mention –

1/ the main issues that they themselves ignore.

"Intolerable suffering": Is it the disability itself, or the place the system forced them into because of their disability? Doesn't matter! All they have to be is disabled, and intolerably suffering because they have a disability.

Feb 22, 2023 25 tweets 7 min read
the ODSP to MAID pipeline

People who are not both disabled and in legislated poverty currently need to listen instead of speaking over others on this topic. People really don't even know what is going on unless they are personally in this situation, as others simply don't care. People speak on this who aren't in this category because:

1) internalized ableism for their own future ("I'd rather die than -")

2) their loved one used MAID without the coercion there. (E.g: they had the means to take care of themselves otherwise - so it was a true choice)
May 1, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
The promise of the Federal #CanadianDisabilityBenefit has been around since the Throne Speech of 2020, and repeatedly promised since.

It's 2022 & absolutely no progress has been made. Even the studies Liberals budgeted for in 2021 (a method of delaying) are behind schedule.


#MAID's Bill C7 was rushed through in 2021 despite objection from the disabled community due it's coerciveness.

(It's coercive when paired with legislated poverty for disabled folks combined with unaffordable and inaccessible housing & care. Fix that, no coercion) 2/
Apr 8, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
"Nobody gets left behind."

The. Liberals. Left. Disability. Funding. Out. Of. The. Entire. Budget.

#CanadianDisabilityBenefit #DisabilityTwitter #Budget2022 I've said this a thousand times but I need to state it again after #Budget2022 was officially revealed.

The lack of the #CanadianDisabilityBenefit being on the budget not only breaks promises (Liberals promised to make the CDB, NDP promised to lift disabled folks from poverty) –
Apr 8, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
"Housing that is affordable for everyone" eh?

I'm Chrystia's constituent (Uni-Rosedale)

My income on ODSP is $1169 per month for *all costs*

The shelter portion is only *$497*

Can you help find me affordable housing for $497 per month?

#CanadianDisabilityBenefit #Budget2022 The #CanadianDisabilityBenefit was not in #Budget2022,

It was in the campaigns, the throne speech, the mandate letter – but not the budget.

Perpetual studies still to come stalling the creation of the benefit, that's where Canada is at.
Apr 6, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
Will the Canadian Disability Benefit receive it's funding in the Liberal Federal Budget 2022 presented tomorrow by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland?

#CanadianDisabilityBenefit #cdnpoli #Liberals #WhereIsTheCanadianDisabilityBenefit #Trudeau #Freeland #Disability #Canada The answers to this poll are important to me.

As a disabled person, Since '21 I've had the "option" of using MAID due to the C7 amendments rushed through removing the safeguards surrounding it. (Even before the mental illness option for MAID opens in '23) I wasn't able to prior.
Dec 31, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
You ready?

Tie between Justin Trudeau & Carla Qualtrough:

- For rushing through BillC7 (the amendments removing safeguards to MAiD) earlier this year despite disabled voices/groups saying no

- For not helping disabled people through the pandemic as they did the working class - For dangling benefits over disabled people during the election, then not following through

- for acknowledging that disabled people live in forced poverty numerous times, but not doing anything about it

- for playing jurisdiction ping pong with Premiers they know won't help
Dec 31, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
People are in need of a Federal Disability Benefit to lift them out of poverty – without even factoring in the pandemic.

Trudeau & Qualtrough acknowledged this in the election when they promised the benefit.

So fact that they're delaying this during a crisis is mind-boggling. Factoring in the pandemic, there's no reason why the disability benefit should not be a priority. It's a matter of life and death at this point.

Disabled people are suffering now, but politicians want to wait until after the pandemic to deal with us.

That is too long.
Aug 30, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Looks like someone is on some sort of power trip yet again. 👀 Saying things I have never said nor implied.

Yikes. 😬 It's definitely a power move to write someone's full name 3 times in a tweet going off about things no one ever even implied without tagging them when you are mutual followers.

This isn't the 1st time she has done this, and it won't be the last.

It's really unfortunate.
Aug 29, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
It angers me the Conservatives are using the MAID expansion (ability for those solely with mental health issues to use it by 2023) to boost their campaign.

CPC are against it due to religious motives against MAID as a whole, not bc it's a human rights issue. 1/ #MAID #cdnpoli An example of this would be Erin O'Toole's saying doctors should be able to turn down a suffering patient when they request MAID.

If they truely viewed MAID as a human right, they wouldn't be trying to allow it to be denied it to a suffering patient.… 2/
Aug 28, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Sarah Jamma, a black disabled activist I admire deeply, revealed yesterday that @Disability_WP is an astroturf lead by non-disabled Liberal cronies of Carla Qualtrough.

Her accounts on social media are now gone. I'm unsure if she deleted them herself, or if they got removed. 1/ Whatever the case, we need to be in solidarity with Sarah Jamma. She courageously blew the whistle yesterday & we owe it to her to defend her at all costs. (Not just for yesterday, but for all of her work as well.)

Being intersectional, she's more at risk for hate & bigotry. 2/
Aug 27, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
The Liberals are scamming disabled folx on twitter & Canadians deserve to know 🚨

I knew there was something up with this organization after I had to correct them yesterday in a post. Their entire organization, including their website is based on a Liberal lie.
1/ Now to find out its ran by a non-disabled person and has practically no-one in it on social assistance?

And to find it's by one of (the Liberal's Minister of "Disability Inclusion") @CQualtro's cronies from her team, I am not shocked at the least.

Apr 11, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
Everytime I think of Ontario's Covid triage program, I grow afraid.

Afraid of losing the lives of my community because of the systemic ableism in devaluing disabled lives.

Afraid that non-disabled folks will still not take precautions bc they know the triage won't decline them. I try not to think about it, but it's really hard not to.

Doug Ford and other selfish non disabled folks have got us to this point, but who are the ones that will suffer in direct result?

Disabled people.

I will never forgive non-disabled people for devaluing disabled lives.