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Dora Cinciruk: Locked away unlawfully against her will

Dora was an independent tax paying citizen, always paid her utilities, was never involved in criminal activities, loved her home, enjoyed planting a large garden. Last October, she injured her foot. In November, 2009, she entered the U of A Hospital, never again allowed to return to her home. While at the hospital for treatment, […]

Deceptive Government Publication

The Publication by the Office of the Public Guardian, UNDERSTANDING PERSONAL DIRECTIVES, states that the law in Alberta, does not allow family members to make decisions on their behalf. However, after making a search, we found that no such law exists…

Third Call for Public Inquiry

A physician, has a powerful quasi-judicial position in society by virtue of the reliance, by the judicial system and al, on his assessments. In that his assessment can lead to the detaining of lawful citizens behind locked doors and removal of property and human rights…

RCMP arrest and handcuff senior

Extendicare Salem Manor, Leduc On the afternoon of February 12, 2010, members of the Elder Advocates of Alberta Society visited Emma Kadnar at Extendicare Leduc, (Salem Manor). Staff who are often too busy to help patients to the bathroom or put them to bed for an afternoon nap, appeared to become very distressed by the […]

Senior double-billed while waiting for placement

The family of a 99-year-old woman wants to know why she was double-billed while waiting for a long-term care bed…

Guardianship order disregards senior’s end of life planning

In October 1999, * made arrangements through her professional lawyer, George Illsley, that the daughter # be appointed Enduring Power of Attorney and also prepared four appropriate holograph wills…

Appeal for Federal Intervention to the Minister of Health

The Elder Advocates of Alberta Society call for an appeal from the Federal Government to investigate the Alberta Government’s Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act…

Strawberry Soda

One day Grandma went for a walk. She wanted her favourite treat, a strawberry soda. So off to the bank she went to get $5.00. There should have been $5,500.00 in savings, as they had sold their house in Pointe de Chene, N.B. Well, her bank account was bare…

Personal Directives

An Albertan woman describes her concerns regarding the personal directive in a letter to the Elder Advocates of Alberta Society…

Bureaucrat Admits Theft of $1.2 M from Ill and Vulnerable

The woman’s secret source of wealth was unearthed in a Toronto courtroom, as Biazar pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1.23-million from mentally ill, homeless and even dead people whose interests she was supposed to be protecting…

Restriction of Visitors from Dependent Adult

It is well over a year since the Guardian of Mrs. Emma Kadnar has denied her the right to have me visit her. It is her strong wish to see me. Attached is a letter from Mrs. Kadnar, that verifies this…

Media Information: Senior Missing for Four Years

On September 16, 2004, Elisabeth Liesje Bontane, the 89 year old mother of Elizabeth Fielding failed to return home from her daily attendance at the Kirby Center Daycare Program. It would be four years before Ms. Fielding would see her mother again…

B.C. Public Guardian Accused of Abusing Rights

“The house had been ransacked,” the elderly B.C. woman told CBC News, her voice shaking…

Personal Directives Act Chapter P-6: Breach of Legislation

We fully recognize, that seniors who have suffered serious, cognitive impairment, require careful care, monitoring & protection…

Takedown

A takedown is a martial arts and combat sports term for a technique that involves off-balancing an opponent and bringing him or her to the ground, typically with the combatant performing the takedown landing on top…