Month: January 2022

CBC: N.S. facilities for people with disabilities grappling with Omicron

Joyce D'Entremont, CEO of Mountains and Meadows Care Group

The eight provincially-funded facilities for people with physical and intellectual disabilities in Nova Scotia are grappling with the effects of the latest wave of COVID-19, the head of a care group said Thursday.

Joyce d’Entremont, CEO for Mountains and Meadows Care Group, said the coronavirus is currently in all facilities to some degree, ranging from a few confirmed cases among staff or residents to full-blown outbreaks. (photo: Shaina Luck/CBC)

Global News (CP): N.S. government to top court: housing choice for people with disabilities not a right

Global News (CP): N.S. government to top court: housing choice for people with disabilities not a right

Global News (CP): “The Nova Scotia government is arguing receiving timely access to appropriate housing is not a human right for people with disabilities and is asking Canada’s top court to overturn a decision that found its current practices are discriminatory.

In an argument seeking leave to appeal to the top court, two government lawyers warn that if the province’s Court of Appeal decision is allowed to stand, human rights legislation would be taking on too much power.”