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Angry senior sues over licence nightmare

Seniors find getting licence back can be nearly impossible BY CHRIS ZDEB An Alberta senior is suing Alberta Transportation, his former family doctor, and the creators of two cognitive assessment of safe driving tests after having to spend eight months and hundreds of dollars fighting to get his driver’s licence renewed. Louis de Vos, 76, […]

Lifetime license in Germany

From a reader In Germany you keep your license for life unless you do something really bad like causing a very serious accident. However, this goes for everybody – age has nothing to do with it! I would like to see the law changed to the way it is in Germany. No punishment unless you […]

Animal cruelty

City police issue animal cruelty warrants after dozens of cats euthanized Edmonton police have issued warrants for the arrest of two women after dozens of cats had to be euthanized over serious health issues. Edmonton animal care and control peace officers found multiple cats living in “deplorable conditions” while conducting a search warrant with Edmonton […]

The Tyranny of Administrative Law

    July 31, 2017 – Published on Amazon.com   Verified Purchase This short little book (64 pages) should be required reading for all first year law students. And by their second year they should have read Professor Hamburger’s great work on this subject, Is Administrative Law Unlawful?.   Professor Hamburger is so clear in […]

UK Child Being Denied Treatment

Tafida Raqeeb has been diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation, a rare condition which causes the blood vessels to have abnormal connections between the arteries and veins. Tafida Raqeeb Tafida had a brain bleed on February 9 that has left her in coma in the Royal London Hospital where the doctors claim that there is no hope. […]

Nursing Home Abuse kept Hidden

Details of abuse in nursing homes kept from public Incident reports obtained by CBC News reveal previously secret allegations of physical, verbal abuse In one year, the New Brunswick government recorded more than a dozen allegations of staff physically or verbally abusing elderly residents inside nursing homes. The cases include incidents where staff members were […]

“Life Protecting Power of Attorney”

Today I spoke with a woman who is the Power of Attorney for her 89 year-old aunt, who is currently in a Toronto hospital. The niece called EPC because she is upset about the lack of care that her Aunt is receiving. Her Aunt went to the hospital a few weeks ago with pneumonia. Her […]

87% Accurate Alzheimer’s Test

What does an 87% accurate Alzheimer’s test mean? Not much without positive predictive value. What does it mean to say that a new test is 87% accurate? I think most journalists writing about a paper published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia could not satisfactorily answer that question – about a statistic they repeatedly quoted […]

Alberta Mental Health Act Unconstitutional

A patient at Calgary’s Foothills Medical Centre who was detained under the Mental Health Act has successfully challenged the constitutionality of the law. Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Kristine Eidsvik ruled Wednesday that sections of the act infringe on the Charter. Alberta now has 1 year to fix its Mental Health Act after court rules […]

The Last Difficult Days of Willi Stratkotter

A family’s concern

‘Systemic vulnerabilities’ let killer nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer keep on killing — report

Ontario to act on some of Justice Eileen Gillese’s recommendations, minister says Kate Dubinski · CBC News · Posted: Jul 31, 2019 12:02 PM ET | Last Updated: July 31 ‘We cannot assume that because [Elizabeth] Wettlaufer is behind bars, the threat to the safety and security of those receiving care in the long-term care […]

Psychiatric Euthanasia: Death Sentence

Psychiatric euthanasia is a death sentence for depressed people. By Mark Hodges (EPC Researcher) This is for all the lonely people, thinking that life has passed them by: Don’t Give Up…” sang the pop group America in their 1974 number five hit song. Today, however, more and more doctors say to lonely people, “If you […]

Joint Bank Accounts

Financial institutions such as banks, credit unions and trust companies may offer customers the option to set up a joint account. When the phrase “joint bank account” or “joint account” is used in this brochure it refers to joint accounts at financial institutions. WHAT IS A JOINT ACCOUNT? Joint accounts are bank accounts in which […]

Mental Capacity

Having the mental capacity required for making an Enduring Power of Attorney means that you: • know what property you have and its approximate value; • are aware of your obligations to the people who depend on you financially; • know what authority you are giving to your Attorney; • know that your Attorney is […]

Recommendations & Observations For Better Care in Elder Care Facilities

PREPARED BY A CLIENT WHOSE FAMILY MEMBER (Grandpa) WAS IN CARE – CALGARY – – Check if doctor’s Order are being carried out – wound care. check over patients whole body for skin problems. – Government publishes that high needs patients can get up to 8 hours a day direct care – or even more […]