Category Archives: Social Programs

CARLOS OSORIO / TORONTO STAR

Rights of Canadians With Disabilities Affirmed by Supreme Court

Should doctors or family members have the right to decide when to pull the plug on a disabled patient? The Supreme Court has decided doctors do not have the right. Continue reading

Cathy Hayward

McMaster University Against PhD Student in Ontario Human Rights Tribunal

McMaster PhD candidate says McMaster failed to provide reasonable accommodation for his cognitive disability

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McMaster University going before Ontario Human Rights on disability accommodation complaint (photo McMaster)

“On Friday, July 19 2013 the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario will begin hearing the disability discrimination claim brought against McMaster University by former PhD student, Jason Tang.” ARCH

The demonstrable failure of McMaster is to stand their ground and not allow Mr. Tang a reasonable accommodation required by law.

McMaster had several opportunities along the way to mediate this dispute.

The second failure of the Canadian Human Rights system is that Mr. Tang has to sue the university on his own without government support. Continue reading

Substance Abuse PEI 2011

PEI’s hysterical pain-killer epidemic

The past two weeks has seen the PEI Health Minister clutching at the pain-killer abuse story with the local media parroting his words

Substance Abuse PEI 2011
Substance abuse on PEI – alcohol tops the list with marijuana 2nd and all other illicit drugs a distant 3rd

According to PEI’s Minister of Health and the local media, Prince Edward Island has a “painkiller epidemic” but it just ain’t so.

We do know is that if the Province makes it harder to get prescription pain killers PEI’s 25,000 persons living with disabilities will suffer. Pain is the one of the most significant problems for the disabled.  Continue reading