Accessibility News May 14,2022 Update

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In this Issue

*On YouTube, Watch TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin’s Coverage of the Ontario Election’s Disability Issues
*City of Winnipeg Launches App for Residents With Mobility Issues to Book Accessible Cab Rides
*Fort McMurray Mom With Disability Fighting for More Accessible Transportation Options
*Sign Up for May 17, 2022 Virtual and In-Person Ontario Election Candidates Debate on Disability Issues- And More Media Coverage of The Election’s Disability Issues
*Cape Breton Woman Selling Homemade Items with Dignity, Accessibility in Mind
*’People Can’t Live on Dirt’: Disabled Ontarians Push for ODSP Reform
*NP View: The Truly Awful Cost of Canada’s Permissive Doctor-Assisted Death Program

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ARTICLES:

On YouTube, Watch TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin’s Coverage of the Ontario Election’s Disability Issues
and Use Our Action Tips to Raise Disability Accessibility Issues in this Election

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/on-youtube-watch-tvos-the-agenda-with-steve-paikins-coverage-of-the-ontario-elections-disability-issues/

City of Winnipeg Launches App for Residents With Mobility Issues to Book Accessible Cab Rides

Service will hopefully give people with disabilities faster access to transportation, advocate says

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/city-of-winnipeg-launches-app-for-residents-with-mobility-issues-to-book-accessible-cab-rides/

Fort McMurray Mom With Disability Fighting for More Accessible Transportation Options

A Fort McMurray mother is fighting for accessible transportation in the community after discovering just how hard it is to get around town with a child and a disability.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/fort-mcmurray-mom-with-disability-fighting-for-more-accessible-transportation-options/

Sign Up for May 17, 2022 Virtual and In-Person Ontario Election Candidates Debate on Disability Issues- And More Media Coverage of The Election’s Disability Issues

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/sign-up-for-may-17-2022-virtual-and-in-person-ontario-election-candidates-debate-on-disability-issues-and-more-media-coverage-of-the-elections-disability-issues/

Cape Breton Woman Selling Homemade Items with Dignity, Accessibility in Mind

A retired home economics teacher inspired to help others after visiting a loved one in hospital has turned her talent for sewing into a business creating items tailored to people with mobility issues, cancer patients, individuals with dementia, and others.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/cape-breton-woman-selling-homemade-items-with-dignity-accessibility-in-mind/

‘People Can’t Live on Dirt’: Disabled Ontarians Push for ODSP Reform

Clients are currently eligible for $1,169 a month at most. What, if anything, are the parties vowing to change?

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/people-can%c2%92t-live-on-dirt-disabled-ontarians-push-for-odsp-reform/

NP View: The Truly Awful Cost of Canada’s Permissive Doctor-Assisted Death Program

It has been quite remarkable to watch: In less than a decade, Canada’s medical assistance in dying (MAID) program has expanded from a system limited solely to those with terminal illnesses, to one that is now used by people who lack adequate housing. And it will soon be available to those with mental illnesses, such as depression, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Parliament should put the brakes on this runaway sled, and fix the current system.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/np-view-the-truly-awful-cost-of-canadas-permissive-doctor-assisted-death-program/

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