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75 road deaths

RCMP report 75 road deaths this summer – NONE OF THEM SENIORS,. Police are asking drivers to be careful this long weekend while noting there have been 75 deaths on Alberta roads since May long weekend. Between May 15 and July 29 there were 1,071 vehicle collisions with injuries. Along with the 75 deaths, there […]

Dr. James Wong Requires Mental assessment.

Elder Advocates Of Alberta Society January 8, 2014 Via Facsimile 780 415 0961 The Honourable Mr. Fred Horne, Minister of Health and Wellness Room # 208 Legislature 10800 97 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2B6   Dear Mr. Minister: Renewing Driver’s license Recently we called the office of Dr. James Wong MD, Calgary Trail, Edmonton, in […]

AMA Discrimination

Elder Advocates Of Alberta Society     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 […]

Promoting Ageism

Elder Advocates Of Alberta Society     February 21, 2014 VIA Facsimile 780 341 7880 – letter to follow   Mr. Don Smitten, President & CEO Alberta Motor Association (AMA) 11220 109 St, Edmonton, AB T5G 2T6   Dear Mr. Smitten:   Promoting ageism   We submit that the introduction of the CAA Senior Driving Tool promotes ageism and would appear […]

Dementia Deception

            Seniors who fail the fraudulent Simard MD cognitive test, according to this government document are deemed to be suffering from dementia.   This test is not formally recognized by the Alberta Department of Transportation, nevertheless the Alberta Government pays Doctors $75 when they administer the test. This deceptive test has […]

Alberta’s Health Charter

DriveABLE threatens the Elder Advocates

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DriveABLE Threat

To: Elder Advocates of Alberta I thought you might be interested in the following email I have sent to DriveABLE, Calgary. “I have serious concerns about how you run your business in a manner which lacks honesty and professionalism. I was told that one had to pass the computer test in order to be able […]

Honourable Ed Stelmach

REGISTERED MAIL September 2, 2014 Mr. Ed. Stelmach, 170029 Highway # 2, Lamont, AB. T0B 2R0 Dear Mr. Stelmach: Mandatory, medical assessments of older Albertans We have learned that the mandatory, medical assessments of older Alberta citizens and the introduction of the Simard MD and DriveABLE pilot project happened under your watch as Premier. Dr. […]

Physician Elder Abuse

HAND DELIVERED May 6, 2010 Mr. Fred Horne, MLA, Edmonton Rutherford, 308 Saddleback Road NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6J 4R7 Dear Mr. Horne: Thank you for meeting with me and a member of the Elder Advocates of Alberta Society on the afternoon of Friday, January 22nd, 2010 concerning driving issues. Thank you for your correspondence of […]

Simard MD & DriveABLE protocol

REGISTERED MAIL November 7, 2014 Mr. Bill Bland Senior Vice President, Business Development, DriveABLE.Assessment Corp Inc 304-10050 112 Street NW Edmonton, AB. T5K 2J1 Dear Mr. Bland: Simard MD & DriveABLE protocol. We have publicly stated that there appears to be no correlation between the Simard MD & DriveABLE testing and the ability to drive […]

Determining fitness to drive: A troublesome task

As long ago as 1999, the Supreme Court of Canada decided in the case of Terry Grismer to instruct all motor vehicle licensing authorities to make fitness-to-drive decisions on the basis of functional capacity, not simply by diagnosis, as had been done previously. Mr Grismer was the operator of a mining truck and wanted to […]

Physician elder abuse

HAND DELIVERED May 6, 2010 Mr. Fred Horne, MLA, Edmonton Rutherford, 308 Saddleback Road NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6J 4R7 Dear Mr. Horne: Thank you for meeting with me and a member of the Elder Advocates of Alberta Society on the afternoon of Friday, January 22nd, 2010 concerning driving issues. Thank you for your correspondence of […]