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The Eve Decision, 1986 October 23, 2016 Marks the 30th Anniversary of “The Eve Decision”

  On October 23, 1986 the Supreme Court of Canada ruled unanimously that Eve, a 24-year-old woman with an intellectual disability, could not be sterilized without her consent. This landmark case, known as the Eve Decision, has had a profound impact on the global movement to fully recognize the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities. The Supreme Court of Canada’s 1986 Eve Decision was a critical turning point in the struggle for

Raise the Rates Leave our Bus Pass Alone UPDATE

SelfAdvocatenet.Com Coverage  As you all know Sept 1st 2016 BC Bus Pass changes in effect A Recap as they unfold  so far that came out will be all on this page as its unfolds is the place you will be updated on reaction of  B.C. Govt decision to change way BC Bus Passes are issued.     to Feb 2016 the BC Govt Budget Document Then when go to changes

Disability benefits cut by bus-pass expense

This is taken from Victoria Times Columnist newspaper Lindsay Kines / Times Colonist August 30, 2016 06:00 AM On Thursday, the B.C. government will start charging disability-benefit clients $52 a month for a bus pass that used to cost $45 a year. Sheenagh Morrison will get her first raise in nearly a decade Thursday and the B.C. government will take most of it back the same day. After nine years

Blind MP to draft Canada’s first national accessibility law

According to Toronto Star Newspaper Reporting By Laurie Monsebraaten Social Justice reporter Sat., Aug. 27, 2016   Carla Qualtrough, a former Paralympian and human rights lawyer, is seeking input on the legislation. Carla Qualthrough, Ottawa’s minister responsible for Canadians with disabilities, announced a series of national discussions on the first national accessibility legislation.   Carla Qualtrough, who is legally blind, grew up learning alternative ways of doing almost everything. “When

Canada: September Is BC Disability Employment Month – Is Your Business Aware Of Government Efforts To Create A More Inclusive, Diverse, And Accessible Workforce?

Last Updated: August 22 2016 Article by Natalie Cuthill McMillan LLP     Co-authored by Gavyn Backus, Temporary Articled Student Increasing accessibility and decreasing barriers in the workplace for people with disabilities is an important issue in employment law. The government of British Columbia has implemented Accessibility 2024, an extensive public program designed to make BC the most progressive jurisdiction in Canada for people with disabilities by 2024.1 Canadian Employment

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