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.”
NOTE: This hearing was interrupted last week due to an illness. It is now set to resume on Monday, September 16 at 1:00pm at a NEW location – Park Lane:
5657 Spring Garden Road
Park Lane Terrace
3rd Fl., Suite 305
The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal allowed three national organizations that advocate on behalf of people with disabilities to join an appeal of a human rights Board of Inquiry decision made earlier this year.
These organizations are the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD), the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), and People First Canada.
3 national organizations granted intervener status in disabilities human rights appeal
“A judge has granted intervenor status to three national disabilities groups in an appeal of a human rights board of inquiry decision involving discrimination against three Nova Scotians.” -ChronicleHerald
“On 20 June 2019, the Canadian Association for Community Living ( “CACL”), the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (“CCD”) and People First of Canada (“PFC”) (together, the “national organizations”) were granted leave to intervene at the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal in a case which is of critical importance for the human rights of persons with disabilities across Canada.” -The Nova Scotia Advocate