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Critics calling for more autism services for English-speaking families in Quebec

Global News | November 9, 2016, Written by Anne Leclair

A family in Rigaud is moving to Ontario to access services for their autistic son because of long waiting lists in Quebec. As Anne Leclair reports, several stakeholders claim it’s a growing problem faced by many English-speaking families.

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Social assistance deduction discriminates against disabled

Vancouver Sun, September 20, 2016, Written by Stephen Hume

Jason Anson is a former sports technologist from the village of Youbou on Vancouver Island. He suffers from a permanent and irreversible mental disability.

Anson says provincial social assistance policy for the disabled here discriminates against him solely on the basis of his disability. He has filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal arguing that provincial clawbacks of federal benefits mean he is not treated equally with non-disabled citizens in B.C., nor does he have equality with disabled people in provinces that do not claw back federal income assistance.

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Jason Anson is a former sports technologist from the village of Youbou on Vancouver Island. He suffers from a permanent and irreversible mental disability. For Stephen Hume column. Handout [PNG Merlin Archive]

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P.E.I. human rights discrimination hearing wraps up

CBC News| January 15, 2016

Millie King alleges the provincial government is discriminating against her 24-year-old daughter, who has schizophrenia. King was denied help for her daughter through the province’s disability support program — help she said was needed to pay for supported housing, where she could have some help and supervision.

Friday, the panel of three human rights commissioners heard again that the program isn’t available for people with mental illnesses, only those with physical or intellectual disabilities. 

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Discrimination Found Where Lay-Off Decision Did Not Consider Disability

Global Workplace Insider | September 26, 2014, Written by Michael Torrance

In the recent decision Besner v Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development the Public Service Staffing Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) held it was discriminatory to lay-off a disabled employee after she was selected by the retention and lay-off process (“SERLO”).

The complainant was an Administrative Co-ordinator with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada suffering from several disabilities, including hearing impairment and anxiety. 

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