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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the discussion between a veteran seeking help and a Veteran Affairs Canada employee was completely “unacceptable” after the agency member recommended Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) to the individual.
Trudeau, who famously told a veteran that Canada didn’t have enough money to help them, spoke in Stephenville, NL on Tuesday, where he said “that is not the duty of care we have toward veterans.”
“There is a full investigation going on as to how that happened, and we are going to ensure it never happens again,” Trudeau said.
It was confirmed to Global News, who first reported the story, that the combat veteran never raised the issue and was not seeking death as a solution to his problems.
VAC said in a statement that they are aware of an incident “where medical assistance in dying was discussed inappropriately.”
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