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B.C. senior loses driver’s licence after miscommunication

A B.C. senior says she has lost her independence after being required to re-take her driver’s licence test and then failing it — two outcomes she’s blaming on a lack of language skills, not driving skills. Aino Leskinen, 84, came to Canada from Finland when she was 33. She couldn’t speak English, but could drive. […]

Collateral Damages

Elder Advocates Of Alberta Society December 13, 2014 Via Email letters The Honourable Mr. Wayne Drysdale, Minister of Transportation, # 324 Legislature Building 10800 97 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5K 2B6 Dear Mr. Minister: IS DRIVEABLE A GOVERNMENT TEST? (attached) Please be advised that in fact DriveABLE makes the determination as to who will drive. […]

License After $1000 & Year of Stress

CRESTON ADVANCE Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014  SENIOR GETS LICENCE AFTER $1,000 AND YEAR OF STRESS To the editor: My last letter on DriveABLE tests (April 25, 2013) appeared when I was already into the second round of tests. So, I again had the tests in the doctor’s office, and later the computer and the road […]

Brian Mason Meeting

Elder Advocates Of Alberta Society August 6, 2015 Via Email letter brian.mason@gov.ab.ca   adele.peters@gov.ab.ca The Honourable Mr. Brian Mason  Minister of Transportation,    # 324 Legislature Building 10800 97 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5K 2B6 Dear Mr. Minister: REFERENCE – MEETING – MASS MONITORING OF ALBERTA’S SAFEST DRIVERS We would be grateful to meet with […]

Grey Matters 2015

Elder Advocates Of Alberta Society July 20, 2015 Email letter to laura.paradowski@gov.ab.ca. Ms. Laura Paradowski, Manager, Seniors Information Services, Alberta Health Edmonton, Alberta Dear Madam: Grey Matters 2015 It has been brought to our attention that a Grey Matters 2015 presentation will again be chaired by Bonnie Dobbs PhD. At the 2014, Grey Matters conference, […]

Don Smitten AMA

Elder Advocates Of Alberta Society HAND DELIVERED June 14, 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) We are gratified to note that you have removed the presenter and promotion of the Simard MD and DriveABLE […]

Senior Driver Abuse

Elder Advocates Of Alberta Society REGISTERED MAIL November 19, 2012 Mr. Gordon Voth, President Seniors United Now (S.U.N.) Suite 15 – 2016 Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Park, AB. T8A 3X3 Dear Mr. Voth: We have been deeply troubled to learn that you are encouraging the use of the Simard MD test and DriveAble computer test and […]

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 […]

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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. […]

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 […]

Publishing and promoting ageism, willful untruths and fraudulent misrepresentation

HAND DELIVERED January 5, 2015 Mrs. Bonnie M. Dobbs PhD, Director, MARD Centre, University of Alberta, 1704 College Plaza, 8215 112 Street, Edmonton, AB. T6G 2C8 Dear Madam: Reference: Publishing and promoting ageism, willful untruths and fraudulent misrepresentation On the “Homestretch”, CBC radio, December 5, 2014, you stated to listeners: “Starting at about age 70, […]