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Canadian laws threaten religious freedom

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released a report on international religious freedom on Tuesday that includes Canada’s battles over freedom of conscience and parental rights as concerning international incidents. The report documents Ontario’s Christian doctors’ fight for conscience rights and the government’s inclusion of gender expression and identity in child welfare law. Pro-life and […]

St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Fire

Cause of Edmonton seniors’ home blaze under investigation Elderly man found dead after fire at senior’s home The CAO of a seniors’ home where a blaze erupted Thursday night said the fire was caused by smoking, however Edmonton Fire Rescue Services (EFRS) would not confirm that, saying the cause is still under investigation. Fire Chief […]

Assault, Unlawful Detention, Alberta Hospital

HAND DELIVERED September 5, 2008 ATTENTION: Detective Pat Bruni, Criminal Investigation Section Edmonton Police Service, North Division 14203 50th Street, Edmonton, AB. T5H 0H7 Dear Detective Bruni: Alexander Doull, Alberta Hospital Edmonton Thank you for meeting with us, with Mrs Ruth Doull, and David Doull on Friday, August 29th, 2008, in order to discuss the […]

Knee and Hip Replacements

Albertans face longer wait times for knee and hip replacements: report. As such, he said the change is due to a combination of factors, including a Albertans needing a hip or knee replacement tended to wait at least one month longer to receive their surgeries last year, according to new national statistics that also showed […]

Dr. Vinzenzo Visconti Suspended

Dr. Vincenzo Visconti’s medical licence will be suspended indefinitely. Dr. Vincenzo Visconti’s medical licence will be suspended indefinitely on April 27, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta says invoking what it called a “last resort” section of the Health Professions Act, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta announced Friday it will […]

Letter to Allen Dobbs

REGISTERED MAIL January 13, 2016 Dr. Allen Dobbs, PhD, Chairman of Board, DriveABLE Assessment Centres Inc. 10650 113 Street, Edmonton, AB. T5H 3H6 Dear Dr. Dobbs: REFERENCE – DRIVEABLE ASSESSMENT CENTRES INC. Registered Address # 220 8 Perron street, St. Albert AB. T8N 1E4 Corporate Access Number # 209042928 Please allow us to express our […]

Allen Harris QC, Review Panel

TRANSCRIPTION OF MENTAL HEALTH REVIEW PANEL December 13, 2017 Mr. R Allen Harris QC, Chair, Alberta Mental Health Review Panel 302 Energy Square – 10109 106 St NW Edmonton, AB T5J 3L7 Dear Mr. Harris: REFERENCE Alberta Mental Health Review Panel scheduled for xxxxx xxxx, December 20, 2017 Xxxx x had asked me, be his […]

Alberta seniors lose lengthy legal fight overlong-term care costs

The Elder Advocates of Alberta Society et al have lost the lengthy legal fight with the province over long-term care fees. “We are shocked and saddened by the dismissal”, said Ruth Adria of Elder Advocates of Alberta Society, “This will just make things worse for seniors.” Court of Queen’s Bench Justice June Ross ruled that […]

Antipsychotic misuse

‘Scandalous abuse’ of the elderly prescribed antipsychotics in hospital exposed Tens of thousands of vulnerable dementia patients are being prescribed ‘chemical cosh’ drugs in hospital wards in a ‘scandalous abuse’ of the elderly, ten leading health organizations have said in a letter to The Daily Telegraph Three quarters of nurses have seen people with dementia […]

City of Edmonton Priorities

When we see bike lanes that receive priority snow clearing service and then we consider how seniors with limited mobility are fined if the walks are not cleared in a timely manner it is revealing as to what is important to our City officials. Those with privileged mobility are given special attention to celebrate their […]

Flawed Protection For Persons In Care

February 15, 2018 Via Email letter edmonton.riverview@assembly.ab.ca The Honourable Ms. Lori Sigurdson Minister of Seniors and Housing, # 404 Legislature Building 10800 97 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5K 2B6 Dear Madam Minister: REFERENCE: Flawed Protection for Persons in Care Act Legislation. We have made complaints to the Protection for Persons in Care concerning a lodge […]

No LTC Beds

Elder Abuse Meeting

MEETING WITH DR. David SWANN MLA, ARE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN ABUSED BY DEPENDENT ADULT ACT LEGISLATION. On April 29, 1@ 4:00 PM, 17 Alberta citizens met with Dr. David Swann at the Legislative Annex to present to him and others, accounts of dependent adult abuse. In several instances, the account concerned parents who had […]

Dr. Oto Cadsky maligns fellow psychiatrists

Forensic Psychiatrists dysfunctional A lawsuit against a “dysfunctional” provincial government office” has name-calling, factions and conspiracies are common in the “dysfunctional” office of more than a dozen psychiatrists who analyze criminals for the courts, an Edmonton judge has found. In a 55-page decision released Friday, Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Erik Lefsrud ruled that allegations […]

Advisory Councils

ADVISORY COUNCILS People you need to read this. Sarah Hoffman has no shame. She wants residents and their families to have the right to create advisory councils to advocate for care. Many facilities already have Family Forums and other Residents Councils in operation. What is she trying to achieve? This is from someone who has […]