Vicky Levack, 29, a resident at Arborstone Enhanced Care nursing home in Halifax, says the province must do more to protect disabled people living in institutions from the threat of COVID-19.
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Hearings of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal have been adjourned indefinitely due to the Covid 19 pandemic, with the exception of those that are essential.
Government should do much more to protect institutionalized people with disabilities during the pandemic
People with disabilities including many members of the Disability Rights Coalition are still waiting to hear from the Premier in response to the April 2019 letter regarding the human rights crisis.
ARCH (the Legal Aid Ontario Disability Advocacy Center) is offering on line learning for community members and lawyers in an effort to create a national network for the implementation of the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities.
Once again, Canada’s leading human rights publisher featured the human rights case against the Province brought by persons with disabilities. In its current ‘Human Rights Digest’, the editors of the Canadian Human Rights Reporter have selected the Board of Inquiry’s December 2019 decision regarding the compensation to be granted the three individual complainants for its monthly View Point editorial.
Halifax lawyer Vince Calderhead, who represented Beth MacLean, Joey Delaney and late Sheila Livingstone at the human rights board of inquiry, said the level of compensation awarded his clients devalues the lives of disabled people. – RYAN TAPLIN
“Province should tell us how it plans to deal with huge waiting list for small options homes” [paywall]
“The government knows what should be done. They should just do it.”
“Six months after releasing his 108-page decision, board inquiry chair Walter Thompson must now decide how much compensation the province owes MacLean, Joseph Delaney and the late Sheila Livingstone, who died in a Yarmouth institution three years ago.”