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.
On April 4, 2019, two disability rights groups hosted a panel presentation at the Nova Scotia Legislature to highlight the human rights crisis affecting people with disabilities in Nova Scotia as a result of the Province’s chronic failure to fulfill
The Open Letter and Panel made the news: Global News: Get people with disabilities out of institutions, rights groups tell Nova Scotiahttps://globalnews.ca/news/5130721/disability-rights/ CBC: Disability advocates call for more community-living supporthttps://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/disability-community-living-access-services-government-1.5084545 CTV: Get people with disabilities out of institutions, rights groups
Open letter to Premier McNeil: Damaging human rights crisis must stop Two disability rights groups are hosting a panel presentation to address the human rights crisis affecting people with disabilities in Nova Scotia as a result of the Province’s chronic
The decision was mentioned in the Contrarian on March 4, 2019 “Human Rights Board Chair Walter Thompson slams the door on 1,500 intellectually challenged Nova Scotians” (March 4, 2019)https://contrarian.ca/2019/03/04/human-rights-commissioner-walter-thompson-slams-the-door-on-1500-intellectually-challenged-nova-scotians/