This is a fight for the soul of our country
We started filming a new documentary series about MAiD in Canada
Don’t worry. This newsletter won’t become a location for all-things MAID1. (Read the footnote to be assured of that promise).
But I can’t overstate my alarm. The more I learn about MAiD, the more I realize we’re in a fight for the very soul of our country.
This week Matthew, Daniel and I started work on a new documentary series MAiD in Canada. It’s come together quickly!
Doors have swung open. Suddenly we find ourselves in conversation with leading voices across Canada who are sounding the alarm: doctors, veterans, psychiatrists, surviving families, mental health practitioners, constitutional lawyers, bio-ethicists, advocates and reporters (to name a few).
A key takeaway for me from filming this week was the advice of a leading psychiatrist Dr. Sonu Gaind. To our question, What should concerned Canadians do? he said:
Don’t be silent about it. It’s uncomfortable. Get informed. Listen to the debates. Listen with critical ear. Listen to what is actually being said [by government ministers and MAiD apologists]— is it a false reassurance or an actual safeguard?
Duly noted, sir!
While it may not be a film we expected to make, it’s a story we strongly feel that we need to tell.
Help us make the film and spread the word
Our hope is to offer the film for free so that people across Canada can be informed, have the tough conversations, ask questions and truly see what Canada is walking into if we expand MAiD to include mental health.
Want to join us? Here’s a “Choose your own adventure” in how you can help:
Support the film with any amount so that we travel, produce and market the film.
Learn with us as we go. Get exclusive clips and keep updated on MAiD: follow the new section to our Substack newsletter "UnMAiD”.
We’ll see where it goes!
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Over atwe’ve actually started a new year-long Substack project entitled UnMAiD where we’ll bring leading voices in Canada and explosive findings, interviews and excerpts from our forthcoming documentary series MAiD in Canada. You can sign up for that newsletter here (we haven’t released content yet, but when we do, you’ll be the first to receive it).
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