LETTER TO THE PREMIER, THE HONOURABLE ALISON REDFORDHome > Blog > LETTER TO THE PREMIER, THE HONOURABLE ALISON REDFORD
Dear Madam Premier:
Re: Ministry of Seniors and Community Supports.
After decades, we have a litany of concerns in regard
to the Senior’s Ministry. They provide no advocacy. They
have a history of harming us. This bureaucracy employs
somewhere in the neighborhood of 1800 employees.
There has been failure by their Office to provide, viable,
enforceable protective legislation.
At the 2004 deadly scalding of Jenny Nelson, a government
representative recommended that no police be involved in the investigation.
In 2005, a 14 page “Formal complaint filed by Flora L’Heureux”
Hand Delivered to the Minister of Seniors, a complaint mainly
about the Public Guardian was disregarded by the Minister and
given to the Public Guardian’s Office for investigation.
The 2010 abduction of Myrtle Hofer, by the Calgary Office of
the Public Guardian. This Canadian citizen was driven to
Raymond AB. Good Samaritan Centre, stripped of her cell
phone, detained & isolated in a rear service room.
The 2012 eviction, without cause, of a senior from poorly
maintained seniors housing in Olds, Alberta.
We reported the Public Guardian’s Office for disseminating
misinformation (untruths) in seven languages, to seniors across
the province, concerning the Personal Directives Act. That same
Office, under the active direction of the Minister of Seniors, widely
promoted the Adult Guardianship & trusteeship Act, which is
legislated abuse used to control seniors and strip them of their wealth.
Silence meets the reporting of horrific accounts of deadly neglect &
mistreatment, understaffing, warehousing in elder care facilities.
Seniors are being detained at an alarming rate in active treatment
hospitals. 100’s & 100’s of seniors are languishing in active treatment
beds. Nevertheless, their monthly room & board payments provide
millions of dollars of economic benefit to the hospital system.
Seniors, applying for their driving licenses are subjected to the
Simard MD test which when failed causes them to be immediately
stripped of their driving license. (Simard MD is an unfair and unlawful
test which even a Government Minister failed).
Perhaps it is time to save our overburdened tax dollars and scrap this massive
bureaucracy which places seniors in harms way rather than providing protection and advocacy.