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Tracy Latimer: 25 Years Later

October 24th, 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Tracy Latimer’s death by homicide. On this day in 1993, 12-year-old Tracy would be loaded into the cab of her father (Robert Latimer)’s truck. Mr. Latimer would run a hose from the exhaust pipe into the cab, and start the engine. Tracy died by carbon monoxide poisoning. … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy Promising for People with an Intellectual Disability

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2018 TORONTO – Inclusion Canada welcomes the release of Opportunity for All – Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy and its significant focus on social inclusion and the tremendous potential it appears to offer persons with an intellectual disability. Inclusion Canada looks forward to the implementation of the Strategy and to … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: National Housing Strategy Makes Historic Investment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 22, 2017 Today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the National Housing Strategy, with a target of 2400 new affordable housing units that enable community-based independent living for people with developmental disabilities. Inclusion Canada and People First of Canada (PFC) welcome this historic announcement. Joy Bacon, Inclusion Canada President said, “We are … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: Nova Scotia Heading to Reject Charter Rights of People with Disabilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2017  HALIFAX – In a stunning maneuver this morning, the Law Amendments Committee of the Nova Scotia Legislature voted to send to the Legislature a Bill that would fundamentally entrench denial of Charter-protected rights to life, liberty and security of people with intellectual, cognitive, and psychosocial disabilities in the province. Introduced … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: Nova Scotia Bill – An Alarming Violation of Human Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 3, 2017 HALIFAX – The Adult Capacity and Decision-Making Act introduced in the Nova Scotia Assembly Monday falls far short of its stated aim to “promote the dignity, autonomy, independence, social inclusion and freedom of decision-making of adults” who have intellectual and other disabilities. Minister of Justice Mark Furey assures that the Bill finds the … Continued