CBC is once again promoting euthanasia.
CBC radio’s The Current aired the propaganda program “Will Pegg will die an assisted death. He couldn’t feel more alive” on December 11 and CBC News aired the propaganda program “Parkinson’s patient forced to battle bureaucracy around assisted death” on December 12.
The CBC radio program focuses on Will Pegg, who has bone cancer. This program normalizes euthanasia and details the assisted death process.
The CBC News program focuses on Nancy Vickers, who has Parkinson’s. This television mini documentary is normalizing and promoting the extension of euthanasia to people who are not terminally ill and also airs the assisted death process.
The CBC Corporation, a Canadian federal Crown corporation, receives more than $1 billion in federal government funding.
The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) is concerned about the suicide contagion effect related to these recent CBC propaganda programs and their one-sided promotion of euthanasia.
Last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) updated their guide: Preventing suicide: a resource for media professionals. The summary of the WHO guide states:
- Don’t place stories about suicide prominently and do not unduly repeat such stories,
- Don’t use language which sensationalizes or normalizes suicide, or presents it as a constructive solution to problems,
- Don’t explicitly describe the method used,
- Don’t provide details about the site/location,
- Don’t sensationalize headlines,
- Don’t use photographs, video footage or social media links.
These CBC media programs have broken nearly all of these guidelines.
EPC needs you to write to the CBC Ombudsman at:
[email protected] and CBC’s The Current:
Tell CBC to stop producing one-sided propaganda programs on assisted death and to redress these programs by airing The Euthanasia Deception documentary.