The livestream of the appeal hearing will be available on the Court’s livestream webpage. At 10am on Wednesday Nov 18 and Thursday Nov 19 click “Read More” to go to the Court’s web page, then scroll down to the webcast.
Human Rights Case Posts
“This systemic discrimination must be stopped. The compensation order for the complainants was particularly insulting. It is time to end segregation and discrimination against people with disabilities in Nova Scotia.” -Vicky Levack
Here are extracts from the Court of Appeal’s upcoming docket—it has information about the hearing dates (November 18th and 19th) and times as well as the names of the panel of three judges who will be hearing and deciding the DRC’s appeal.
The closure of institutions and the provision of community-based supports, which the DRC, People First and others have been pushing for years, is something which happened decades ago in the UK. Here’s a 9-minute BBC podcast which tells the story of one person who survived institutionalization and fought for his right to community living.
The recent Chronicle-Herald article by Andrew Rankin stirred strong responses from readers and disability rights advocates alike.
Legal columnist Wayne MacKay was on CBC radio to talk about the significance of Justice Ginsburg’s milestone decision that outlawed the institutionalization of people with disabilities. [audio now available]
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.
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.