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Bill # 24, GUARDIANSHIP & TRUSTEESHIP ACT

Bill # 24, Guardianship and Trusteeship Act,has already passed 3rdreading, is seriously flawed legislation. Discrimination against the elderly, those with mental and physical abilities offends the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. We will be posting, some of the legislative abuses contained within the proposed legislation, at a later date.

FLORA L’HEUREUX

IN LOVING MEMORY OF FLORA L’HEUREUX BORN AUGUST 15, 1931 MONTREAL, QUEBEC PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 1, 2008 EDMONTON, ALBERTA A DISPLAY HONOURING FLORA HAS BEEN SET UP ON THE 5TH FLOOR OF NORQUEST COLLEGE 10215 – 108 ST. EDMONTON, ALBERTA

COURT OK’S 128 MILLION CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT

Elder Advocates Of Alberta Society & et al v.the Queen et al.We are pleased to announce that Court of Queens Bench,Madame Justice Sheila Greckolhas certified this action. This action is not primarily about money, this is about rights, about the way the government treats its’ citizens. This is a landmark case, the first of its […]

AGE DISCRIMINATION

Persons who reach the age of 75 years must have aphysical exami by a physician before they can apply to renew theirdriving license. They must also bear the cost of that examination. Alberta citizens must undergo this scrutiny even though they may neverhave had an accident or charges laid against them. Young persons applyingfor licensesare […]

OMAR KHADR, THE TORONTO BORN MAN ACCUSED OF WAR CRIMES, IS SUING, PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER

Omar Khadr, a prisoner ofGuantanamoBay, is suing Prime Minister Stephen Harper & obviously is given the right to do so. However, an Alberta citizen, who may have suffered illness & therefore been declaredincompetent, perhaps unfairly but who has not been charged with a crime,has no right to sue thegovernment. He/she stripped of all rights. He/she […]

SILVER ALERT SYSTEM: PROTECTING VULNERABLE SENIORS

FEATURE INTERVIEWS: Silver Alert(9:18) Aug 07: Alberta was the first province in Canada to launch the Amber Alertsystem in 2002. A seniors advocate says it’s now time to launch a similarSilver Alert program to help when seniors go missing.She says it’s onlyone example of what more is needed to help Alberta’s aging population.

LONG TERM CARE FEES TO RISE BY 7%

Residents’ fees will be be increased 7% on Nov. 1, 2008.The increase is expected to provide operators with another $17 million. The fees cover room and board, nursing care (health care) is paid for by the Federal government.

DEPUTY MINISTERS SALARY INCREASED 61% SINCE 2005

Alberta's top civil servants have been handed an extra 5% paypay raise after a 4.8% bump in April bringing their annual salaryto $253, 668.00. Raises for Deputy Ministers come on theheels of hefty pay raises for MLA's, raises, approved behind locked doors.

ALBERTA SENIORS SPEND LESS MONEY ON HEALTH-RELATED SERVICES AND SUPPORTS THAN NON=SENIORS.

In 2004, Alberta seniors spent an average of $1,733 each on health, includinghealth care supplies,, pharmaceutical products, eye-care and health insurancepremiums. By comparison, non-seniors in Alberta each spent an average of $2,200.Future seniors are expected to continue the trend of improved health.Demographic Planning Commission, Discussion Guide, Summer 2008

ONTARIO’S OMBUDSMAN LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION INTO WAY NURSING HOMES ARE MONITORED

Ontario’s ombudsman launched an investigation Wednesday into the way the province monitors its nursing homes. Andre Marin says he plans to look into the way the Liberal government enforces its standards, and whether those standards are appropriate. The announcement came on the heels of media reports that found three-quarters of the province’s facilities weren’t meeting […]

EXECUTIVES DEFRAUDED NURSING HOMES FACE JAIL TERMS

Texas lawyer, Gary Trebert, 57, is facing up to 10 years in prison and is expected to be sentenced next month on charges of fraud. Co-defendant Stephen Ewing is scheduled for sentencing July 30. Another defendant, Larry May, has begun serving a four-year prison term. These Executives who took over management of a troubled chain […]

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PLANS TO TIGHTEN NURSING HOME STANDARDS

Federal government plans to tighten nursing home accreditationstandardsto reduce the likelihood of infection outbreaks.NSW Health last week announced an investigation was underwayinto the deaths of 10 elderly people at Endeavour Nursing Home inSpringwood, in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. Ageing Minister Justine Elliot today said the government would review accreditation standards.Ms Elliot said the […]

ONTARIO’S NURSING HOMES FAIL TO MEET BASIC STANDARDS

TORONTO – The majority of Ontario’s nursing homes have failed to meet basic standards set out by the province to preserve the rights of elderly residents, with some failing to bathe residents even twice a week, others leaving seniors sitting for hours in soiled diapers and still others unnecessarily restraining those in their care, an […]

MONDAY, June 30th, 2008 @ 2:00 PM EDMONTON COURT HOUSE, APPLICATION RE: ALEXANDER DOULL

Court hearing has been adjourned.

MONDAY, June 30th, 2008 @ 2:00 PM EDMONTON COURT HOUSE, APPLICATION RE: ALEXANDER DOULL

In 2004, Mr.Alexander Doull had designated Mrs Doull as Agent in his Personal Directive.On October 5, 2007, the court removedMrs Doull as Agent and appointed the Public Guardian. On Monday, an Application will be made to the court to set asidethat Order.