Month: April 2019

Ms. Catalina Devandas-Aguilar (UN) End of Mission Statement

Catalina Devandas-Aguilar

At the conclusion of her mission to Canada, the UN’s expert on disability rights expresses ‘extreme concern’ concerning the failure of Canadian governments (incl. Nova Scotia) to ensure adequate community-based supports for persons with disabilities. She was also critical of the idea of making individual families file their own human rights complaint.

The Premier and Me

The Premier of NS with DRC Folks

On Thursday April 4, 2019, Premier Stephen McNeil made good on his promise to meet Donnie MacLean (member of People First, Middleton Chapter) to accept the Disability Rights Coalition’s open letter. The letter, signed by individuals and groups representing over 100,000 Nova Scotians, calls upon the Premier to end the human rights crisis and unnecessary institutionalization of people with disabilities… Check out Donnie’s journey, the latest chapter in this struggle for human rights by people with disabilities in Nova Scotia.

Media Reports

The Open Letter and Panel made the news: Global News: Get people with disabilities out of institutions, rights groups tell Nova Scotia CBC: Disability advocates call for more community-living support CTV: Get people with disabilities out of institutions, rights groups