It’s the same old story in Canada, the disabled are pushed to the back of the bus if they can even get on the bus
Stephen Pate, NJN Network, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, July 17, 2009 with story from CBC
Forget the unenforced Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The disabled in Canada have no rights. They have no rights to jobs, to access to their homes, stores and community. They get charity and appear on TV in telethons.
The McGuinty Liberals sell us out one more time with building standards that only apply to new buildings. Province wrong to make only new buildings accessible: disability group. We’ll be able to get into all the new buildings that are built. What do we hope for an earthquake in Toronto, Ottawa and Hamilton to level all the old buildings?
We should boycott buildings that aren’t accessible. If your store or business is inaccessible, there are plenty of malls, Wal-Marts and US restaurant chains that want our money.
From the moment Mike Harris promoted the Ontario with Disabilities Act I knew it was window dressing. An empty shell of a law so the disability bigots of Ontario could pretend they were inclusive of Canadians with Disabilities. Everyone pose for the picture on International Day of the Disabled.
Then McGuinty promoted new legislation called Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities. Like lemmings, the disabled flocked to the Great White Hope Dalton McGuinty who like all the quisling Canadian politicians he follows, copped a plea.
Only new buildings have to be accessible. Sure that sounds fair. If you can’t get into a restaurant, store, government office or place of employment just put on a big smile and pose for a picture with your local MP with a caption “Local disabled person while suckered again smiles for double crossing politician.”
We just went through the same phony process on PEI with the PEI Disability Services Reform Committee that was going to research and fix all of the problems of the disabled on PEI. PEI Premier Robert Ghiz is a little-McGuinty quisling who assigned the patronage queen of PEI Myrtle Jenkins Smith to “guide the process.”
The Committee was so odious, I quit. Money only buys Benedict Arnold traitors in my book. Money buys Myrtle Jenkins Smith. PEI Government Disability Reform report fails to deliver election promises
Canada is a strange country right now. Caught between a socially conscious past and it’s current me-first mentality, Canada is ignoring all social problems.
The boom in disabled Canadians as the boomers age may change the politics.
The first thing that has to happen is political action. Get rid of all the paid professionals who run the so-called disability advocacy groups in Canada and replace them with real advocates who have disabilities.
Then start holding the politicians feet to the fire when they don’t deliver human rights.
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