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Canada: Update on deportation of family with disabled child

Posted 24/04-11 at 16.05

As reported previously, a French family with a disabled daughter had been ordered to be deported from Canada because of the ‘burden' she would impose on health and social care services. In 2010, a Federal Court judge ruled against a judicial re ...

Canada: Call for end to disability discrimination in immigration

Posted 17/04-11 at 01.10

As reported by Our Rights in February and May 2010, the Barlagne family, French immigrants to Canada, have been ordered to leave the country because one of their children is disabled. In May of last year, the Federal Court upheld the decision and ...

Canada: Disability hate crime. Call for access to justice.

Posted 14/04-11 at 01.19

David Hingsburger, a disability activist, has demanded that in the forthcoming federal elections politicians address the lack of access to the justice system for victims of disability hate crime. He points out that hate crime against disabled peo ...

Canada: Family fight to bring their baby home to die

Posted 25/02-11 at 02.51

The Maraachli family is fighting to stop the Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario hospital from removing life support from their son, 13-month-old Joseph, who is terminally ill. They want medical intervention to continue so they can bring their child ...

Canada: Protest against euthanasia uses CRPD

Posted 06/09-10 at 10.01

The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) is organising a protest against what they say is a hospital's attempt to kill a patient by withdrawing hydration and nutrition - euthanasia by omission. Joshua Kulendran Mayandi , a 48 year old pastor of ...

Canada: Protest against euthanasia uses CRPD

Posted 25/08-10 at 18.51

The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) is organising a protest against what they say is a hospital's attempt to kill a patient by withdrawing hydration and nutrition - euthanasia by omission. Joshua Kulendran Mayandi , a 48 year old pas ...

Canada: Judge rules family with disabled child can’t stay in the country

Posted 26/05-10 at 17.35

As reported in our February newsletter, because they have a disabled daughter, a French immigrant family had been told to leave the country. Immigration law prohibits permanent settlement of ‘... individuals who have a serious health or medical ...

Canada: Disabled people zoned out of cities and towns

Posted 27/02-10 at 15.01

In towns and cities all across Ontario, disabled people are targeted by zoning restrictions that limit their ability to find housing with support services. The by-laws are supposed to regulate land use, yet disabled people are shut out by zoning l ...

Canada: Calls to close institutions for people with learning difficulties.

Posted 19/11-09 at 19.24

The Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) have renewed their demand for the closure of all segregated institutions. This comes in reaction to a report of 43 cases of abuse in Nova Scotia between October 2007 and July 2009. The CDSS claims ...

“One of the Best Articles on Euthanasia you will ever read…”

Posted 21/01-09 at 13.04

If doctors who won't kill are 'wicked,' the world is sick By Licia Corbella  Calgary Herald - Saturday, January 10. 2009 Talk about Orwellian. A woman described as a "leading expert in ethics" has decl ...

Canada Refuses Entry To Disabled Child

Posted 04/10-08 at 16.41

A British family who planned to start a new life in Canada were refused entry because their daughter is disabled and have been forced to return home. Paul and Barbara-Anne Chapman had sold their home in Britain and bought a farmhouse ...

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