WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2021: The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal (NSCA) released its ruling today which overturned a human rights board of inquiry decision and made a finding of systemic discrimination against the Province based on its treatment of persons with disabilities in need of supports and services to live in community.
JIM VIBERT: Discrimination against disabled systemic in Nova Scotia — and those who fought it heroic
It’s systemic discrimination, plain and simple. So said the highest court in the province this week in a detailed 113-page ruling that’s a victory for people with intellectual disabilities, their families and their advocates.
Saltwire, Dulcie McCallum: Will the landmark decision from the Court of Appeal herald a new beginning for people with disabilities in Nova Scotia?
Toronto Star- A Nova Scotia advocacy group for people with disabilities says its landmark court victory is an opportunity to compel reforms and funding that will improve their lives after decades of mistreatment.
In a landmark decision this week, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal found that there is systemic discrimination against people with disabilities in this province, which prevents them from living and participating in the community. Claire McNeil is a lawyer for the Disability Rights Coalition. Aired: Oct. 8, 2021
“I just don’t think anybody should have to take their government to court to get their government to do the right thing,” Premier Tim Houston told a news conference on Thursday.
The DRC held a rally at Province House in support of the Road to Inclusion 2023 campaign.
Promises were made by Nova Scotia governments since 2013 that they would close institutions and provide community-based living supports for persons with disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder by 2023 but the reality is the progress has been too slow!
Vicky Levack with the Disability Rights Coalition in Nova Scotia says she feels deceived after learning no political party can commit to the targets of a 10-year plan to transform housing and care for people with intellectual disabilities.
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