Did you happen to read the news story of 75-year-old Francois Belzile?  Recently the Edmonton man pled guilty to manslaughter in relation to the death of his 69-year-old wife, Christiane and will be sentenced later this month.

Christiane suffered a stroke in 2011, which left her physically and cognitively impaired, and her husband was her sole caregiver for the next seven years.

In 2018, she developed Type 2 diabetes and dementia and struggled to chew and swallow her food. Later that year, her legs gave out, and she fell downstairs. After her injuries resulted in an infection, Mr. Belzile felt they had crossed a line, and he didn’t want to see her suffer anymore. On October 12, 2018, he told Christiane they had “reached the end” and gave her a fatal overdose of insulin.

In 2021 he was charged with the death of his wife.  The crown stated that even if Christiane had been able to ask her husband to end her life, it would still be manslaughter.

Since MAID (medical assistance in dying) became legal in 2016, the Canadian Government has taken the lives of over 34,000 Canadians.

The old joke was, “Don’t steal; the government hates competition.”  Apparently, that is not the only place they hate competition.   
Have a great week, and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

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