Review finds Ontario far from goal of full accessibility by 2025

Posted on March 8th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

TORONTO – A former Ontario lieutenant-governor tasked with reviewing the disability legislation says the province is nowhere near meeting its stated goal of full accessibility by 2025. David Onley’s scathing report says the vision put forward in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act is a “mirage.” READ MORE: Ontario election: Some voters report issues [...]

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[ad_1] Mack Male and his wife Sharon Yeo live in downtown Edmonton and are avid users of the transit system. That lifestyle didn’t change when their daughter was born. But on Tuesday afternoon, the couple hit a snag while trying to leave the Stadium LRT station with their stroller: the elevator was out of service, […]

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[ad_1] The New Brunswick Human Rights Commission has released new guidelines to help employers meet their legal obligations to accommodate staff struggling with addiction. The province says the new guidelines on cannabis, alcohol and drug addictions are based on both case law and New Brunswick’s Human Rights Act. READ MORE: A look at the addiction and […]

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[ad_1] The provincial government marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by announcing $500,000 in funding for projects that support accessibility and inclusivity. Sixteen non-profit organizations across B.C will receive grants of up to $40,000, Social Development Minister Shane Simpson said Monday. Money will be distributed through Disability Alliance BC. READ MORE: Disabled advocates applaud Vancouver’s […]

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[ad_1] A lengthy inquiry which is considering whether the Nova Scotia government violated human rights by housing people with disabilities in a hospital for over a decade is hearing closing arguments Tuesday. Beth MacLean and Joseph Delaney have testified the Department of Community Services violated the province’s Human Rights Act by forcing them to remain […]

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City of Burnaby installs security cameras at Central Park – BC

Posted on September 25th, 2018 by Best Brothers Group

[ad_1] The City of Burnaby has installed new security cameras throughout Central Park. Mayor Derek Corrigan said he’s delivering on public safety promises made after the death of 13-year-old Marrisa Shen, who was killed there last year. “We’re not telling anybody how many cameras there are or where they are located.” It’s part of a […]

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[ad_1] A nationally known expert on disability rights testified today that she believes Nova Scotia created a waiting list for housing for people with disabilities based on government’s desire to save money. Catherine Frazee, professor emeritus at Ryerson University’s school of disability studies, said in testimony before a human rights inquiry that a freeze on […]

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[ad_1] A Nova Scotia man fighting a law that limits the rights of people with intellectual disabilities won some personal freedom and claimed a major victory Tuesday as the province declared its Incompetent Persons Act invalid. Landon Webb had his “mentally incompetent” status overturned at the same hearing in Nova Scotia Supreme Court, allowing him to […]

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[ad_1] The lawyer for a man who is fighting a Nova Scotia law that limits the rights of people with intellectual disabilities is welcoming word the province has waved the white flag. Susanne Litke, the lawyer for Landon Webb, said an announcement Tuesday by the provincial justice minister that her department would not oppose next […]

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