Services for disabled in focus: Rights tribunal to consider how Ottawa funds on-reserve programs

Winnipeg Free Press (January 4, 2014) – Written by: Mary Agnes Welch


Kevin Taylor of St. Theresa Point has cerebral palsy. He lives with his mom, Alice Taylor, who is glad the Canadian Human Rights Commission will consider whether the lack of services on reserve is discrimination.

Kevin Taylor, whose cerebral palsy means he has limited verbal skills and can only walk with the use of crutches, filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission in 2010, alleging the disparity in services for the disabled on and off reserve amounts to discrimination.

After four years of delays and disputes over jurisdiction, Taylor, 32, got word this week the commission has found merit in his complaint and has referred it to a tribunal for a public hearing… [Read the full story here]

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