Accessibility News October 29,2022 Update

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In this Issue

*Some Doctors are Reluctant to Care for Patients With Disabilities, Study Finds
*Canadian Mom’s Harrowing Tale Shows the Real Dangers of Legal Euthanasia
*Hamiltonians Can Give City Feedback on HSR, DARTS Transit Accessibility
*Ontario Man Applies for State-Sponsored suicide Over Homelessness
*Voter Upset With Accessibility Issue at Polling Station
*Federal Minister Says She’s ‘shocked’ by Suggestion of Assisted Deaths for Some Babies
*AODA Alliance Updates(2)

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ARTICLES:

Some Doctors are Reluctant to Care for Patients With Disabilities, Study Finds

Details of three focus groups offer disturbing details about the challenges individuals with disabilities face when seeking care

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/some-doctors-are-reluctant-to-care-for-patients-with-disabilities-study-finds/

Canadian Mom’s Harrowing Tale Shows the Real Dangers of Legal Euthanasia

When Margaret Marsilla found out her 23-year-old son scheduled his own death, she started her race against time.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/canadian-moms-harrowing-tale-shows-the-real-dangers-of-legal-euthanasia/

Hamiltonians Can Give City Feedback on HSR, DARTS Transit Accessibility

Area residents who rely on City of Hamilton transit infrastructure now have a chance to give feedback on accessibility.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/hamiltonians-can-give-city-feedback-on-hsr-darts-transit-accessibility/

Ontario Man Applies for State-Sponsored suicide Over Homelessness

“I don’t want to die but I don’t want to be homeless more than I don’t want to die,” 54-year-old Amir Farsoud said.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/ontario-man-applies-for-state-sponsored-suicide-over-homelessness/

Voter Upset With Accessibility Issue at Polling Station

‘It shouldn’t be happening. This is 2022’

A 50-foot section of sidewalk was taped off in front of the West End Community Centre during voting for Monday’s municipal election, forcing anyone not in a motor vehicle approaching from Imperial Road onto the paved driveway if they need a flat surface to travel.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/voter-upset-with-accessibility-issue-at-polling-station/

Federal Minister Says She’s ‘shocked’ by Suggestion of Assisted Deaths for Some Babies

Qualtrough says she hears regularly of people with disabilities seeking death due to lack of supports

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/federal-minister-says-shes-shocked-by-suggestion-of-assisted-deaths-for-some-babies/

AODA Alliance Updates:

The AODA Alliance Submits a Brief 5-Page Brief to the House of Commons, Urging that It Strengthen the Weak Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/the-aoda-alliance-submits-a-brief-5-page-brief-to-the-house-of-commons-urging-that-it-strengthen-the-weak-bill-c-22-the-proposed-canada-disability-benefit-act/

Federal Disabilities Minister Qualtrough’s CBC Interview Shows Why Parliament Must Strengthen Weak Bill C-22, the proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/federal-disabilities-minister-qualtroughs-cbc-interview-shows-why-parliament-must-strengthen-weak-bill-c-22-the-proposed-canada-disability-benefit-act/

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