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.
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
“We’ve heard the message loud and clear.”
CBC Information Morning NS: Landmark decision finds systemic discrimination against people with disabilities in N.S.
Claire McNeil, a lawyer for the Disability Rights Coalition, on a new Nova Scotia Court of Appeal decision which finds systemic discrimination in the provincial government’s treatment of people with disabilities who need supports to live in the community. Aired: October 7, 2021