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Public administration and the erosion of the rule of law in the United States

Abstract The failure of public administration theorists, researchers, reformers, and practitioners to make the rule of law the foundation of U.S. public administration has contributed to an erosion of constitutionality and legality in the national administration. Prominent contemporary threats to the rule of law include standardless delegations of legislative authority to administrative agencies, the Chevron […]

Letter: Ed. Rockburne, RCMP, Sgt. Retired

Mrs. Isobel MacKenzie, B.C. Advocate for Seniors. Dear Madam, I would like to bring to your attention blatant violations of the Elderly Drivers of B.C., Ontario and Alberta Which the Governments refuse to address. This cries out for fairness, and I would appreciate your assistance for all of the seniors in B.C. A similar email […]

Sentencing in Elder Abuse Cases

Published: 05 October 2015 • Canada By Heather Campbell In Canada, there is no specific crime of “elder abuse” identified in the Criminal Code. Instead, crimes committed against older people must be prosecuted under other criminal provisions, such as failing to provide the necessaries of life (s. 215), manslaughter (s. 236), assault (s. 265), sexual […]

Canada Goes Softly Authoritarian

Wesley Smith wrote a thought provoking article that was published in the The American Spectator on October 3, 2019. The article concerns issues of freedom of speech, religion, thought and action. The article has a wider focus than euthanasia, but I will only publish his comments on euthanasia, which were well said, especially considering the […]

Nursing Home Abuse kept Hidden

Details of abuse in nursing homes kept from public Incident reports obtained by CBC News reveal previously secret allegations of physical, verbal abuse In one year, the New Brunswick government recorded more than a dozen allegations of staff physically or verbally abusing elderly residents inside nursing homes. The cases include incidents where staff members were […]

87% Accurate Alzheimer’s Test

What does an 87% accurate Alzheimer’s test mean? Not much without positive predictive value. What does it mean to say that a new test is 87% accurate? I think most journalists writing about a paper published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia could not satisfactorily answer that question – about a statistic they repeatedly quoted […]

Conservatorship (Guardianship) In The U.S. : Protection Or Exploitation?

Conservatorshipis a legal concept in the United States. A guardian or a protector is appointed by a judge to manage the financial affairs and/or daily life of another due to physical or mental limitations, or old age. A person under conservatorship is a “conservatee,” a term that can refer to an adult. Ginger Franklin was […]

Personal Directive

Personal Directive If you have a personal directive, the person or people you’ve picked to be your agent would have legal authority to make personal decisions for you. You can register your personal directive with the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT) so healthcare providers can easily find your agent or agents if […]

Regenerating Brain Cells

During the late 1990s, researchers at Rockefellers University in New York City conducted studies in which marmoset monkeys were injected with a tracer chemical that could differentiate between slow-dividing mature brain cells and fast-dividing new ones. What they found was that the hippocampus (a region of the brain associated with memories, learning, and emotions) continued […]

MANITOBA – Adult Abuse Registry

Adult Abuse Registry Description The purpose of the Adult Abuse Registry is to help protect vulnerable adults by allowing employers to screen potential employees and volunteers who want to work with vulnerable people. Coverage The Registry contains names of persons who have been found to have abused or neglected a vulnerable adult, defined under The […]

Dr. Marc Saint –Martin, CCFP

April 29, 2019   Professional Conduct Department   College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta Suite 2700, 10020 – 100 Street NW Edmonton, AB T5J 0N3 VIA Facsimile (780) 420 0651 Dr. Marc Saint –Martin, CCFP Primary Care Network, 9499 137 Avenue, Edmonton, AB. VIA Email letter info@enpcn.com Dear Sir/ Madam: REFERENCE: Dr. Marc Saint […]

A Broken System

    As soon as my dad died, my two siblings took control of mom, who had undiagnosed dementia at the time. They used isolation tactics, misinformation, bullying and chaos. Within a month, mom was suspicious of myself and my sister, believing that we were going to put her into an old folks home, and […]

Celebration Seniors

Big Pharma Firms’ Pay Doctors

Big Pharma Firms’ Pay Doctors Ten of Canada’s largest drug companies voluntarily released information about how much money they give physicians, posting the disclosures to their websites Tuesday. Some of the participating companies were: • AbbVie Corp. • Amgen Canada Inc. • Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada • Eli Lilly Canada Inc. • Gilead Sciences Canada, Inc. […]

Dr. Edward Redshaw, Advocacy

Dear Friends: I was going through my advocacy communications, which date back many years, when I came across this one. Thought I would share it with you. With the passage of time and the incoming residents requiring increasingly more care from staff whose numbers and funding are not concurrently increasing it appears that we are […]