Families of people with developmental disabilities fighting cuts to program

Just before Christmas, about 100 families that depend on the service learned the province will be cutting $3.1 million in funding on April 1.

Posted:
January 18, 2019
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Hamilton senior says LHIN bullying her to put husband in long-term care 'dump'

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly's Jane Meadus says the centre has had numerous difficulties dealing with the HNHB LHIN, and it gets hundreds of complaints about it.

Posted:
January 16, 2019
Article source:
Hamilton Spectator

Long-term care homes are not getting comprehensive annual inspections: NDP critic

ACE's Jane Meadus says annual inspections are crucial because the quality of care at homes can change dramatically from year to year and the complaint system is unlikely to uncover many issues.

Posted:
January 11, 2019
Article source:
Ottawa Citizen

Advocates for students with disabilities call on Ontario to stop school exclusions

Autism advocates are saying a principal's power to exclude students from school is being misused as a disciplinary measure that disproportionately targets children with special needs.

Posted:
January 08, 2019
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Lawyers say accessibility legislation needs timelines

ARCH Disability Law Centre's Robert Lattanzio says that timelines should include benchmarks on when certain aspects of the bill will be completed.

Posted:
January 08, 2019
Article source:
Law Times

Long-term care homes want end to mandatory inspections

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly's Jane Meadus says mandatory annual inspections may mean more work for staff, but that is part of the trade-off to ensure vulnerable residents are protected.

Posted:
January 07, 2019
Article source:
Ottawa Citizen

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic December 2018 newsletter

Topics covered in this issue of the newsletter include manufactured crisis at WSIB, saving French-language services, fighting predatory lending, Canada Child Benefit, and more.

Posted:
January 02, 2019
Article source:
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic / Clinique juridique communautaire de Hamilton

Opinion: Cuts in benefits and worker safety will worsen the opioid crisis in Canada

The Workers Community Legal Clinic (IWC) notes that 40 percent more injured workers were being prescribed opioids for pain management.

Posted:
December 21, 2018
Article source:
The Washington Post

Health Canada aims to improve safety of medical devices

Following the Implant Files investigation, countries have said they will better track implants and warn patients of potential problems by creating or expanding medical device registries.

Posted:
December 20, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Advocates say Accessible Canada Act is too weak to be effective

One the main concerns raised is the fact that Bill C 81 does not contain timelines to ensure accessibility, contrary to similar provincial legislation on the books in three provinces.

Posted:
December 20, 2018
Article source:
CityNews.ca