Its BC. The provincial government is NDP and the province has a long history of crazy politics. Going back generations. It makes Quebec politics look normal.
The NDP in BC make Jeremy Corbyns Labour Party look moderate and pragmatic. But thats very much a BC tradition. Utterly dysfunctional political parties with a very tenuous hold on reality. So making it easy for families to have grandpa put down is not the craziest thing done in the province over the years. Not by a long shot.
The province also seems to produce a hell of a lot of serial killers for some reason. But the locals are really nice people. Even the biker gangs are polite. Go figure.