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*Join the Call for Passage of a Canadians with Disabilities Act!
*Use Three Great New Tools in This Federal Election to Support Passage of a Strong Canadians with Disabilities Act
*VCH Must Stop Putting Vulnerable People Into George Pearson Centre
*Discriminatory Practices at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador (MUN)
*The Zombie Election
*To the People Who React to My Disability With Im Sorry
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Join the Call for Passage of a Canadians with Disabilities Act!
Do you think Canadians with disabilities should be able to travel on airplanes or trains? Do you think they should have equal access to services provided
by the Government of Canada? Should they be able to enjoy whatever CBC posts on its public websites? Should they be able to enter their neighbourhood polling station and independently mark their own ballot?
Use Three Great New Tools in This Federal Election to Support Passage of a Strong Canadians with Disabilities Act
Heres even more accessibility news for you as the last four weeks are under way, leading to Canadas October 19, 2015 election.
VCH Must Stop Putting Vulnerable People Into George Pearson Centre
Paul Caune says the George Pearson Centre does not meet the need of its patients.
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) should stop putting vulnerable medically fragile people into George Pearson Centre (GPC), the 63 year old 114-bed Vancouver institution for disabled adults.
Discriminatory Practices at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador (MUN)
With alarm, CHHA learned last week of MUN professor Dr. Ranee Panjabis refusal to wear an FM microphone to accommodate a student with a hearing loss enrolled
in her class. Equally disturbing is the fact that MUN has allowed this practice to persist throughout Dr. Panjabis lengthy tenure, dating as far back as 1985.
The Zombie Election
By Victor Schwartzman
It lumbers towards us, dead yet somehow alive: the Zombie Election. Dont let it get too close. The Zombie Election will eat your brains!
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To the People Who React to My Disability With Im Sorry
When you apologize for my wheelchair, my disability, you apologize for the person Ive become. When you apologize for my wheelchair, you make it seem like
Im the problem, like who I am is so bad that I deserve an apology for just having to live. My wheelchair is part of who I am, as is my disability, and I am proud of them.
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