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Accessibility on TTC Needs Work, Residents Say

Tanis Reynolds
Posted 28 September 2010

Valentina Gal says the TTC has great customer service.

But its maintenance practice — or lack thereof —has become a major accessibility issue, she says.

This issue was addressed by the five leading mayoral candidates who assembled at Trinity Bellwoods Church on Wednesday for a debate focused ways to improve inclusion for those living with disabilities.

Shoppers Drug Mart / Home Health Care(SHHC) Service Inadequate

Date: September 28, 2010
By Douglas Bentley

To Whom it May Concern

As a SHHC customer, and wheelchair user for 34 years, I have never had such problems with w/c maintenance than I have had with Shoppers Home Health Care. I will never understand why this company was given the – Central Equipment Pool Contract – based the level of service (or the lack of same) that I have experienced, and have heard about.

Accessibility Reforms ‘Very Weak’

Published On Fri Sep 24 2010
By Helen Henderson
Disabilities Reporter

The path to an accessible Ontario is still littered with stumbling blocks and is way too long — not to mention excruciatingly slow.

We’ve been lumbering through committee after committee, tinkering with standards sector by sector, frittering away the 15 years remaining to the blurred 2025 deadline when all the barriers are supposed to disappear.

What would Rick do?

By Karen Sinclair, The Ottawa Citizen September 19, 2010   
John Richard “Rick” Sinclair was born in Richmond Hill on Nov. 29, 1947 and died June 30 in Ottawa, age 62.  

‘Karen puts HP sauce on everything, even ice cream!” This scurrilous tale was told by my husband Rick to my stepsons, Mark and James, who were nine and seven years old, respectively, when they came into my life.

Province Discriminates Against Addicts, Court Finds

Published On Fri Sep 17 2010
Tracey Tyler Legal Affairs Reporter

Denying long-term government support payments to alcoholics and drug addicts violates the province’s Human Rights Code because it discriminates on the basis of disability, the Ontario Court of Appeal has affirmed.

In a 3-0 decision Thursday, the court dismissed an appeal from the director of the Ontario Disability Support Program, who argued that provincial legislation preventing addicts from drawing long-term disability benefits was meant to assist them in their recovery.


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