“Employment, employment, employment” and Ableism

I’m going to get right to the point here. An increased minimum wage is not harming disabled people. It is however doing a great job at highlighting the ableist and saneist bias that continues to exist within employment in Ontario and social services. When Bill 148 was still being debate, there were some who used … Continue reading “Employment, employment, employment” and Ableism

“We Need Not Remake the Past” – The Future of the Disability Movement

Presentation at the Canadian Disability Studies Association Conference 2017 Thank you to my fellow organizers and panelists. Before I get started, I’d like to identify myself within this conversation, as a white, employed person with a physical disability that is easily identified with, and the privilege that comes with those things. I also identify as … Continue reading “We Need Not Remake the Past” – The Future of the Disability Movement

Solidarity rally for Caterpillar workers in London, ON – Sat Jan 21

Electro-Motive, a subsidiary of U.S. industrial giant Caterpillar Inc., wants to strong-arm workers at its London plant into a pay cut of over 50 percent, dropping hourly wages from $35 to $16.50. It is also imposing devastating cuts to benefits and pensions on members of CAW Local 27 at a time when the company has … Continue reading Solidarity rally for Caterpillar workers in London, ON – Sat Jan 21

Rally to save City Services and Good Jobs ~ January 17th

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2k6qN8A93P8#! City Council will be voting on January 17, 18 and 19 on the 2012 City budget.  At present, there are $85 million in cuts on the table, as well as, a TTC fare hike and increases to recreation user fees.  The budget includes elimination of hundreds of good City jobs – jobs that employ … Continue reading Rally to save City Services and Good Jobs ~ January 17th

Canadians with Disabilities, it’s Time to Take the Gloves Off

Find out about the march It's not a question of if austerity will impact Canadians with disabilities, but a question of when. We need only look over to the UK for proof. Coalition proposals with see the Disability Living Allowance cut in that country by 20%, pushing those people into increasing poverty. Hate crimes against … Continue reading Canadians with Disabilities, it’s Time to Take the Gloves Off

#Blind Canadians Demand Halt to the Attack on #Employment Equity

News Release August 5, 2010 The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) is calling on the Federal Government to stop its attacks on Employment Equity. “All fair minded Canadians object to recent insinuations that unmerited candidates from equity-seeking groups are taking over all the jobs of ‘qualified white candidates’, thanks to Federal Employment Equity … Continue reading #Blind Canadians Demand Halt to the Attack on #Employment Equity