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No rights for seniors

ALBERTA HUMAN RIGHTS DOES NOT PROTECT SENIORS RIGHTS SECTION $ 4 Human rights in providing goods, services, accommodation or facilities The Alberta Human Rights Act recognizes that all people are equal in dignity, rights and responsibilities when it comes to provision of goods, services, accommodation or facilities customarily available to the public. In fact, most […]

Former premier Ed Stelmach chairs Covenant Health

Honourable Premier Ed. Stelmach named new Covenant Health Chair, is quoted as “I have always had a tremendous interest in making sure we take care of the most vulnerable” Tragically, in 2002, the Operator Licensing & Vehicle Control Regulation of the Alberta Traffic Safety Act, Alberta Regulation 320/2002, Section 16(2) was changed. The change required […]

Lisa Goltman

FATALITY INQUIRY, Edmonton Provincial Court November 23-27, 2015 9:30 a.m. Judge L. Stevens presiding GOLTMAN, Lisa Rachel, 22, Edmonton, On May 4, 2013, was found unresponsive in an isolation cell, Alberta Hospital Edmonton.

Broken Promise

RESOLUTION NOT RETRIBUTION Press Conference Wednesday November 18/15 – Old Timers Cabin @ 11:30 AM. We are launching an awareness campaign concerning the long standing issue in this province namely, the quality of long term care. Long term care in Alberta is governed by a mass of legislation & practices – including the ALBERTA HEALTH […]

Proposed Registry Act

PROPOSED LEGISLATION Registry Act A Registry shall be established by Government that requires that all restricted visiting orders  or orders to ban be registered with a Provincial Registry That when a person has been issued a restricted visiting order or a banning order by personnel of an active treatment Hospital, Nursing Home, Auxiliary Hospital, Mental Hospital or Group Home or other care facility that houses […]

Hancock Elder Abuse

Elder Advocates Of Alberta September 15, 2000 The Honourable Mr. David Hancock QC Minister of Justice and Attorney General Room # 320, Legislature Building 10800 – 97 Avenue Edmonton, AB. T5K 2B6 Dear Mr. Minister: Re: PROTECTION FOR PERSONS IN CARE ACT Please note the two page attachment which is a summarization attached of proposed […]

Ministerial Orders

Ministerial Orders are powerful legislative tools that are used to make important political & policy decisions. A Ministerial Order is a decision made by a Minister that does not require the approval of cabinet, or the Lieutenant Governor in Council. Ministerial Orders are routinely used to force companies to clean up contaminated sites, to address […]

Call to End Compulsory Medicals for Older Drivers

A proposal calling for the immediate abolition of medical screening of older drivers was carried at the IMO annual general meeting in Killarney. Prof Desmond O’Neill, consultant in geriatric medicine at Tallaght Hospital and a professor at Trinity College Dublin, told the IMO agm that the Republic’s current practice of granting driving licences to older […]

AMA Discrimination

HAND DELIVERED November 7, 2014 Mr. Don Smitten, President & CEO Alberta Motor Association (AMA) 11220 109 St, Edmonton, AB T5G 2T6 Dear Mr. Smitten: Promoting ageism (discrimination against individuals because of age) Thank you for your correspondence. We are gratified to note that you have removed Dr. Bonnie Dobbs, and the promotion of the […]

Senior driving corruption?

I had a talk with a fellow in B.C. this am, who was very concerned that his Mother had lost Her licence & because she lives in a rural area not close to her son, he is very concerned about her welfare and mental health. WE ALL KNOW THIS IS ONE BIG MONEY SCAM, however, […]

City harasses autistic senior

November 28, 2013 Peter Kiernan, City of Edmonton, safety Codes Officer was told by written letter that the domicile of the autistic senior has no tenants, has never had tenants, collects no rent, has never collected rent and has no intent to establish any sort of rental in the future, no Rental Manager on site. […]

Manitoba senior drivers

Manitoba does not mass monitor senior drivers. However, in Alberta, over 8,000 of Alberta’s older citizens have lost their right to drive because of mass monitoring & the application of the Simard MD & DriveABLE pilot project which is neither fair, accurate or ethical. Doctors are paid $75.00 for administering the Simard MD, may charge […]

BC draconian law

B.C. has the most Draconian & discriminatory Law against Senior Drivers of all Provinces, and cannot be justified anywhere, including their own statistics that show that seniors are the safest on the roads, & the Provincial Government gives premium deductions, from the Provincial Automobile Insurance to seniors(how come)? Under BC Law, a senior must take […]

Monitoring senior drivers, a business opportunity

Dr. Liisa Hakamies-Blomqvist is one of the world’s leading accident researchers and Scientific Director of the Swedish National Road & Transport Research Institute. Sweden, with its VISION ZERO POLICY, is one of the safest countries in the world to drive and they don’t have an age-based policy. We can remember her warning: “Based on the […]


BC is where DriveABLE prevails. They have lost control of highway safety, Photo radar causes political headaches, though it is extremely effective. The government takes the ICBC surplus, the courts & police remain terribly underfunded. Crashes, except for anything affecting seniors, are treated only as a financial issue because police and the courts are crippled. […]