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We, the Elder Advocates Of Alberta Society, speak in defense of the frail, dependent elderly.

We lobby for senior rights, charter rights, constitutional rights and human rights.

We challenge the injustices which are perpetrated against seniors.

We are raising the consciousness and conscience concerning the aged.

Those who have endured hardships, the Great Depression, fought two World Wars, faithfully paid their taxes and never asked for handouts.

They worked from dawn to sunset, theirs was a difficult and arduous life.

They welcomed strangers in their midst and never locked their doors.

They now deserve adequate, dignified, compassionate care.

Old age should be a time of fullness and completion.

Focused on Justice for the Victims of Abuse

The Issue

In Alberta guardian and trustee abuse is rampant, and is facilitated by the system.

In Alberta elder care facilities, seniors can be harmed with impunity because there is no viable, enforceable, protective legislation.

In Alberta, the Human Rights legislation fails to include seniors in the area where they are most vulnerable. Sections 4 & 5 of the Act excludes age in the area of goods, services, accommodation, facilities and tenancy.

In Alberta, the Adult Guardian and Trusteeship Act, strips all rights from vulnerable senior citizens, granting absolute power to a guardian and trustee. There is no onus of duty of care on the guardian or trustee to act in the dependant adult’s best interests. Furthermore, these legal appointees are virtually untouchable because there is no provision within the legislation to hold them accountable. (See Adult Guardian and Trusteeship Act and Competency Issues)

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In Alberta, the rights and final wishes of the maker of a Personal Directive or Power of Attorney, are not protected by the legislation. The Personal Directive or Power of Attorney can be easily overturned by the court thereby disregarding and permanently voiding the wishes of the maker. There appears to be no ready, viable remedy if the Directive was not carried out according to the written wishes of the maker. (See Deceptive Government Publication)

In Alberta, there is no requirement to register enacted Personal Directives and Powers of Attorney with government. This failure allows estate theft, a hidden crime which can be carried out with impunity.

In Alberta, there is no intent to afford vulnerable elderly, protection, safety or justice.

In Alberta, the Alberta Mental Health Review Panel holds hearings in a quasi-judicial manner, but without minutes or transcriptions.

In Alberta, seniors are being unfairly targeted by a protocol for which there is no justification. MLA’s are fixing something that was not broken. Since 2008, older Albertans are being subjected to physical exams at taxpayer expense, cognitive testing (Simard MD) at taxpayer expense & computer testing (DriveABLE test at senior expense – $250 plus GST). This, despite the fact that according to Alberta statistics, seniors are the safest drivers on Alberta roads, they cause the least casualty accidents. This protocol was surreptitiously introduced by some members of government, not all MLA’s were informed. Allegedly, this protocol is intended to ferret out unsafe drivers. Those who promote this sophisticated, financial elder abuse under the guise of research, science and safety are occasionally somewhat less than accurate at public presentations, which serves their interests well. It feeds the private for profit, multi-million dollar DriveABLE Assessment Corp. Inc., product of the Alberta Deal Generator, the largest investor network in Canada.

It is time to for legislators to legislate rights and protection for seniors.
 
 
Elder Advocates of Alberta Society et al v. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Alberta and Alberta Health Services

Action No. 0503 13196

An appeal to the Alberta Court of Appeal, by the Elder Advocates
of Alberta Society in the matter of Elder Advocates of Alberta
Society et al v. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Alberta and
Alberta Health Services, was heard on March 5, 2019. The appeal
was dismissed. This decision is now under appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.

A decision is anticipated by the Supreme Court of Canada in about March or April 2020.
 
 

SENIORS ARE NOW PROTECTED UNDER THE HUMAN RIGHTS LEGISLATION

Ruth Maria Adria vs. Attorney General of Alberta
Court File No.: # 1603 05013

On March 17, 2016, an ORIGINATING APPLICATION was filed at the Alberta Court and served upon the Office of the Attorney General of Alberta seeking an Order pursuant to s.52 (1) of the Constitution Act 1982

(a) Reading in the word “age” as a prohibited ground of discrimination in s.4 of the AHRA

(b) Reading in the word “age” as a prohibited ground of discrimination in s.5 of the AHRA
And such further and other relief a counsel may advise the Honourable Court may permit.

The basis for this claim is as follows.

1. Section 4 of the Alberta Human Rights Act ,R.S.A. 2000, c.A-25.5 (the AHRA), violates s.15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the Charter).

2. Section 5 of the AHRA violates s.15 of the Charter in that it deprives senior citizens of their right to equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination.

Counsel
Mr. Allan Garber, Barrister & Solicitor

The Application was heard Friday, January 6, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Law Courts Edmonton, Court of Queen’s Bench.

The Honourable Justice R.P Belzil who heard the Aplication granted the Application but suspended it for one year.

On January 6, 2018, the word “age” became a prohibited ground of discrimination, Sections 4 & 5 if the Alberta Human Rights Act.

See Report “A Critical Review of the Scalding of Jenny Nelson


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LAWSUIT

Louis De Vos v. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Alberta
as represented by
 
Department of Transportation: Linda Gordulic:
 
DriveABLE Assessment Centres Inc.,
 
Allen Dobbs:
 
Bonnie Dobbs:
 
ABC Corporation: Canadian Back Institute Number 2 (GP) Inc.; Elena Sampululu
 
Dr. Sarah Feaver –

 
 
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DRIVEABLE ASSESSMENT CORPORATIONS INC. WIDELY PUBLISHES FABRICATED INFORMATION SUCH AS:
 
 
 
a) “DriveABLE testing is the only assessment program of it’s kind to be able to objectively measure the patients cognitive ability to drive.”
 
b) Predicts actual on- road performance
 
c) It is the only cognitive assessment shown to be highly predictive of actual on road performance.
 
d) Measures the cognitive skills needed for safe driving.
 
e) “Not only do DriveABLE assessments provide healthcare professionals with the risk evaluations regarding patient’s cognitive driving abilities, they also provide a new source of revenue that was previously inaccessible”
 
f) We protect safe drivers from misidentification.
 
g) Through award winning, university research, we developed the DCAT.
 
h) The DCAT advantage predicts actual on-road performance.


 
i)“We are the global leader in evidence-based assessment technology for the fair and accurate assessment of cognitively at-risk drivers. We protect safe drivers from misidentification”.

 
 

If DriveABLE presented the above claims to a judicial proceeding, they could be found guilty of an indictable offence.
 
 
Criminal Code of Canada
Section 137

 

Every one who, with intent to mislead, fabricates anything with intent that it shall be used as evidence in a judicial proceeding, existing or proposed, by any means other than perjury or incitement to perjury is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years.
 
 
 

 
 

Vision

Did you know…
Seniors are Now protected under the Alberta Human Rights Legislation.

We believe elder abuse can be eradicated.

We understand that the nature of elder care is in essence big business, the elderly being the commodity. We also understand, that to challenge the present system, there may be retribution from those who benefit from and are protected by a vast sphere of influence and power.

We shall move forward, with intent and action, past the rhetoric and posturing.

We shall continue to identify those who abuse senior Albertans.

We shall continue to demand equal rights, equal protection and equal safety for senior Albertans.

“Hold back those staggering toward death If you say, ‘But we knew nothing about this, does not He who weighs the heart perceive
it? Does He who guards your life know it?'”

-Proverbs, 24:11 & 12 NIV.
 
 
 
WHY WE SHOULD NOT ALLOW PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE
http://elderadvocates.ca/why-we-should-not-allow-physician-assisted-suicide/
 
 
 
CRIMINAL CODE; IN CANADA, THERE IS NO SPECIFIC CRIME OF “ELDER ABUSE” IDENTIFIED IN THE CRIMINAL CODE
http://elderadvocates.ca/sentencing-in-elder-abuse-cases/

ANIMALS ARE PROTECTED
http://elderadvocates.ca/animal-cruelty/

 
 
 
“DOCTOR SHOPPING”: TARGETING ALBERTA’S OLDER CITIZENS’
http://elderadvocates.ca/driving-after-75-safety-first-or-ageism/

 
 

 
 
 

It has been reported to the Elder Advocates of Alberta Society that seniors who are patients in Alberta active treatment hospitals who not terminally ill, are being routinely asked if they wish to have an assisted suicide death.