People are Last at George Pearson Centre

This is part one of a two-part series.
By Paul Caune and Victor Schwartzman

Late last year one of Canada’s health authorities proved yet again that people with disabilities do not have a practical way to enforce their civil rights.

The George Pearson Centre is a sixty year old nursing home in Vancouver, British Columbia, for adults with disabilities.  On November 8, 2011, two top executives of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCH) met with residents of the institution.  The meeting was recorded with the knowledge of the participants.