Halifax – Labour, education, business, and community organisations together with individuals representing tens of thousands of Nova Scotians have joined together in an open letter calling on the Premier to take immediate action to fulfill the equality rights of persons with disabilities in need.
The letter calls upon the Premier to implement the Court of Appeal October 6 ruling, drop the application to the Supreme Court of Canada, negotiate a systemic human rights remedy to the problem of discrimination against people with disabilities in accessing social assistance, and end the funding cap which singles out the disabled and creates barriers to their inclusion in our communities.
More than 60 groups and individuals representing tens of thousands of Nova Scotians are collectively calling on Premier Tim Houston to drop his appeal of a human rights ruling that found the province systemically discriminates against all Nova Scotians with disabilities. (photo: Ryan Taplin)
There has been much confusion over the past week over what the rules are for people living in long-term care facilities. This has made it very hard for residents to plan for the holiday season. But today (Dec 22nd ) at 6:00am, we were told that we are not allowed to leave the building except for medical appointments.
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
We were mentioned in today’s Nova Scotia Advocate article calling on people to sign the open letter or institutionalized persons to file their own Human Rights Complaint: https://nsadvocate.org/2019/03/26/after-partial-win-in-human-rights-case-coalition-wants-affected-people-to-file-human-rights-complaints/ What you can do: https://www.disabilityrightscoalitionns.ca/2019/03/22/what-can-you-do/