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In this Issue
*NotAWitch Calls Out ‘The Witches’ Movie for Portrayal of Disability
*AODA Alliance Asks Toronto Mayor John Tory to Stand up for People with Disabilities and to Stand up to Corporate Lobbyists for Electric Scooter Rental Companies who are Inundating City Hall
*Ontario Man Denied Government-Funded Mental Health Support for Having ‘Complex’ Case
*Ford Government’s October 29, 2020 Virtual Media Event, Heralded to Unveil an Announcement on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities, Announces Nothing New
*Ford Government’s Own Bioethics Table Urges It to Cancel Its controversial March 28 Directions to Hospitals on Which Patients to Refuse Critical Medical Care if the COVID-19 Pandemic Overloads Hospitals
*Words Matter, And It’s Time To Explore The Meaning Of “Ableism.”
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NotAWitch Calls Out ‘The Witches’ Movie for Portrayal of Disability
WarnerBros’ latest movie ‘The Witches’ has triggered a stir among the disability community with its negative portrayal of limb deficiencies. The film, featuring actress Anne Hathaway, heavily portrays evil witches with distinct physical impairments in their hands and feet.
AODA Alliance Asks Toronto Mayor John Tory to Stand up for People with Disabilities and to Stand up to Corporate Lobbyists for Electric Scooter Rental Companies who are Inundating City Hall
If he won’t just stop this now, we urge Mayor Tory to himself hold an open, accessible series of virtual town halls with people with disabilities in Toronto to hear our concerns about e-scooters.
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Ontario Man Denied Government-Funded Mental Health Support for Having ‘Complex’ Case
When Elliot Hudson started having dark thoughts, and trouble getting out of bed in the mornings this fall, he knew it was time to ask for help.
Ford Government’s October 29, 2020 Virtual Media Event, Heralded to Unveil an Announcement on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities, Announces Nothing New
This was the event for which the Ford Government last week sent out an inaccessible invitation. After we made that painfully symbolic irony public, the Government apologized and re-issued its invitation, this time in an accessible email.
Ford Government’s Own Bioethics Table Urges It to Cancel Its controversial March 28 Directions to Hospitals on Which Patients to Refuse Critical Medical Care if the COVID-19 Pandemic Overloads Hospitals
and to Make Public the Bioethics Table’s Recommended Replacement for Those Directions But Will Doug Ford Listen?
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Words Matter, And It’s Time To Explore The Meaning Of “Ableism.”
If you read more than one or two articles on disability issues, or talk to just about any disability rights activist, you will run across the word “ableism.” The word does a lot of work for disability culture. It carries the weight of the worst of what plagues disabled people the most, but can be so hard to express.
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