Paraplegic army veteran Christine Gauthier appeared before a select committee in Canada this week (YouTube / CBC).
A Paralympic army veteran told stunned lawmakers in Canada when she claimed that a government official had offered to give her euthanisia equipment while fighting to have a wheelchair lift installed in her home.
Three other disabled veterans are believed to have been offered the same equipment, according to Global News.
Testifying in French, Ms Gauthier said she had written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to express her concern.
Medical assistance in dying has been legal in Canada since 2016 for terminally ill residents.
The law was expanded in 2022 to people living with debilitating disabilities or pain, even if their lives aren’t at immediate risk.
She lost the use of her legs after suffering an injury during military training in 1989. »