There were 13,500 state-sanctioned assisted suicides in Canada in 2022, a projection anticipates in the run-up to the official release of statistics in July. SPUC says these latest figures should serve as “a wake-up call for the UK”, which is currently considering the legalisation of assisted suicide.
The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition has estimated that 13,500 assisted suicides took place in 2022 in Canada.
It has been reported that the province of Quebec saw a 51% surge in assisted suicides, with 3,663 such deaths being recorded in 2022 compared to 2,427 in 2021. 7% of all deaths in Quebec in 2022 were therefore state-sanctioned assisted suicides.