CBC News | November 2, 2016, Written by Wallis Snowdon
An Alberta mother says the province is contradicting its own philosophy by forcing disabled people like her daughter to live well below the poverty line.
Christine Bonnett is blind and in a wheelchair. She was diagnosed with lupus, myasthenia gravis, and neuromyelitis optica. Unable to work, she receives less than $10,000 a year from Canada Pension Plan’s long-term disability benefit.
Half of Canadians believe it’s understandable if an employer thinks it’s too risky to hire someone with a physical disability, according to a new survey by the Angus Reid Institute and the Rick Hansen Foundation.