Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Happy Canada Day.
DRAIN Says Disabled Treated As Second Class Citizens
July 1, 2008
The President of a local disability advocacy group says the current system is all but failing the disabled people of Newfoundland and Labrador. Disabled Rights Are Indeed Neglected, or DRAIN, held a demonstration on Confederation Hill yesterday. President Helen Hillier says from home care to income support programs, members of the disabled community continue to be treated as second class citizens. Hillier says it takes its toll. Chairperson for Homecare Newfoundland and Labrador, Anne Whelan, says agencies are losing workers almost on a weekly basis. Whelan says agencies are providing their own training for workers, who are then offered jobs within the provincial system.
When will Ross Wiseman realize that the system has collapsed?