Letter: Reckless actions of the federal government on euthanasia

Some children will buy into the lie that suicide is justifiable and drug use must be OK because their government says so.

The federal government legalized euthanasia up against the backdrop of a rash of suicides on First Nations reserves and at a time when there was (and still is) no national suicide strategy or national palliative care strategy in place.

Now, while people are dying by the hundreds from an epidemic of opioid drug use, the federal government marches on with their plan to legalize marijuana.

It can’t be just me. Others must see the blindness of our members of parliament in Ottawa. But you know who isn’t blind? Our children. They are watching our government make these kinds of decisions and some regrettably are believing the narratives cobbled together around the justifications for the government’s reckless actions.

And worse yet, some children will buy into the lie that suicide is justifiable and drug use must be OK because their government says so.

Thank God parents and those that will vote in 2019 are watching too.

Doug Sharpe

Summerland