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Federal Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Diane Finley (photo Government of Canada)

Federal Minister Finlay’s Disability Report Bad News for PEI

PEI excludes seniors with disabilities from supports while Federal government points to growing problem

Doug Currie Question Period1 278x270 Federal Minister Finlays Disability Report Bad News for PEI photo

Social Services and Seniors Minister Doug Currie misplaced 8,900 Islanders with disabilities over 65

PRLog – The new Federal report “Advancing the Inclusion of People with Disabilities 2009″ points to an increasing rate of disability among aging Canadians. PEI recently ignored seniors with disabilities in its review and excludes them from disability supports.

The overall rate of disability among Canadians jumped from 12.4% in 2001 to 14.3% in 2006. Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Diane Finlay’s report  “Advancing the Inclusion of People with Disabilities 2009″ attributes that to the aging Canadian population.  Continue reading