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Regina protesters want to stop changes to Sask. disability program

CBC News | October 20, 2016

A group of protesters is calling on the provincial government to stop funding changes to disability programs in Saskatchewan.

About 40 people gathered outside the legislature in Regina on Wednesday, some holding signs saying “Budget Cuts Are Killing Us” and “Stand Up For People With Disabilities.”

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About 40 protesters gathered outside the Saskatchewan legislature on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 to oppose changes to disability funding.

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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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