Rustico, PEI – The public is invited to the the sod-turning ceremony at the site of the new École Saint-Augustin and Early Learning Centre Les Petits Rayons de Soleil on Monday, September 20, 2010 at 11:00 am.
The construction site is just around the bend from historic Église Saint-Augustin in Rustico. A reception and the unveiling of plans follows at the Barachois Inn. (submitted)
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The PEI Government has failed to improve the lives of persons with disabilities. Islanders with disabilities have the lowest incomes, receive only minimal supports and have their human rights abused on a daily basis without recourse.
Premier Robert Ghiz, "we are going to show respect for Islanders with disabilities"
PRLog – Today marks the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Despite 15 years of consultation and program development, it also marks another day when PEI fails to meet its commitment of inclusion and human rights for persons with disabilities.
Islanders with disabilities have the lowest incomes, receive only minimal supports and have their human rights abused on a daily basis without recourse.
“Government will take today to press release their commitment to the disabled while in fact only giving lip service to the real problems faced by those living with disabilities,” said Stephen Pate, director of PEI Disability Alert Inc.
Canadians with disabilities make up the poorest people in our country, are excluded from Canadian society and have limited recourse to redress human rights abuse.
PRLog – Despite signing the UN Convention on Disabilities, Canada does not meet international standards for the human rights of people living with disabilities.
“Canadians with disabilities make up the poorest people in our country, are excluded from Canadian society and have limited recourse to redress human rights abuse,” said Stephen Pate, Director of PEI Disability Alert Inc.
The human rights situation of Canadians with disabilities is comparable to traffic laws expressed as principals of safe driving with every driver expected to enforce the law without the police.
First off, let’s admit it’s a wonderful sunny day on PEI. Yesterday was so warm at 3 PM, I had to dig out last summer’s shorts and put them on. Today is a little colder but so nice out of the wind. Spring or summer is here.
I was downtown wheeling around in my wheelchair on errands. Surprisingly two offices I visited – IRAC and PEI Newcomers – don’t have automatic doors.
They should have their entrance doors with a button to make them accessible for the disabled. I wrote Moe Rogerson (IRAC) and Kevin Arsenault (PEI Newcomers) and asked them about it.
PEI Newcomers don’t trust the Internet. They have a web form to send them messages.
However, the web form has a captcha invented in a Frank Kafka nightmare. It is only three letters long. No matter what you enter it comes back “Validation string is not correct.”
Click on the image to see what happens. I tried it 5 or 6 times and got bored.
Maybe they get tired of whining Chinese immigrants who want help or their deposits back. Just put a little eternal loop in the email form and ipso presto – no annoying immigrant emails.
I asked Kevin about that too.
Update – November 27th, 2009 – Kevin told me to take him off my email contacts after I asked about the accessible door and now he is retiring to move on to greener pastures.