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  • Nilesh Singit
    Ruling on disabled fought Ontario appeals a ruling giving class-action status to parents of disabled. JOE MATYAS, Free Press Reporter 2005-06-01 02:56:08
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 1, 2005
       

      Ruling on disabled fought
       
      Ontario appeals a ruling giving class-action status to parents of disabled.
      JOE MATYAS, Free Press Reporter    2005-06-01 02:56:08   
       
      Ontario is appealing a decision by three Superior Court justices that lets parents of severely disabled children collectively sue the province.
       
      The lead plaintiff in the class action denounced the appeal yesterday.
       
      "This is a slap in the face to families who have already suffered enough," said Anne Larcade of Huntsville, the mother of a 15-year-old disabled son.
       
      She accused Children and Youth Services Minister Marie Bountrogianni of "talking out of both sides of her mouth . . . She claims she wants to fix this problem. If that is true, why is she appealing the ruling?"
       
      The justices released a unanimous ruling on May 13 certifying parents and their severely disabled children as a class, giving them the right to sue the province for denying or failing to provide services.
       
      About 140 families are currently involved in the lawsuit.
       
      The appeal decision comes despite Bountrogianni's recent announcement she acknowledges a problem exists and plans to act on recommendations of Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin.
       
      In a scathing report last week following a probe by seven investigators, Marin said the province should pay for the care of severely disabled children and reunite families torn apart by its lack of support.
       
      He condemned the province for forcing parents to give up custody of their children to get services through Children's Aid Societies.
       
      Bountrogianni has said the practice will end Friday, except in cases where child protection is an issue.
       
      Cynthia (Cyndi) Cameron of London and Linda Limon of Strathroy, parents of autistic sons, were at the legislature Monday.
       
      Cameron said the two women left confused by the minister's answers.
       
      "She said she won't enter into special needs agreements with parents as recommended by the ombudsman because she's going to do one better. But she didn't say what that is. It's not a win for parents yet."
       
       

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    • lm murray
      Hello Nilesh, Is your organization tracking disability cases worldwide? If so, what will you do with the information you compile? Louise Nilesh Singit
      Message 2 of 2 , Jun 2, 2005
        Hello Nilesh,
         
        Is your organization tracking disability cases worldwide?  If so, what will you do with the information you compile?
         
        Louise

        Nilesh Singit <singitnilesh@...> wrote:
         

        Ruling on disabled fought
         
        Ontario appeals a ruling giving class-action status to parents of disabled.
        JOE MATYAS, Free Press Reporter    2005-06-01 02:56:08   
         
        Ontario is appealing a decision by three Superior Court justices that lets parents of severely disabled children collectively sue the province.
         
        The lead plaintiff in the class action denounced the appeal yesterday.
         
        "This is a slap in the face to families who have already suffered enough," said Anne Larcade of Huntsville, the mother of a 15-year-old disabled son.
         
        She accused Children and Youth Services Minister Marie Bountrogianni of "talking out of both sides of her mouth . . . She claims she wants to fix this problem. If that is true, why is she appealing the ruling?"
         
        The justices released a unanimous ruling on May 13 certifying parents and their severely disabled children as a class, giving them the right to sue the province for denying or failing to provide services.
         
        About 140 families are currently involved in the lawsuit.
         
        The appeal decision comes despite Bountrogianni's recent announcement she acknowledges a problem exists and plans to act on recommendations of Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin.
         
        In a scathing report last week following a probe by seven investigators, Marin said the province should pay for the care of severely disabled children and reunite families torn apart by its lack of support.
         
        He condemned the province for forcing parents to give up custody of their children to get services through Children's Aid Societies.
         
        Bountrogianni has said the practice will end Friday, except in cases where child protection is an issue.
         
        Cynthia (Cyndi) Cameron of London and Linda Limon of Strathroy, parents of autistic sons, were at the legislature Monday.
         
        Cameron said the two women left confused by the minister's answers.
         
        "She said she won't enter into special needs agreements with parents as recommended by the ombudsman because she's going to do one better. But she didn't say what that is. It's not a win for parents yet."
         
         

        Thanking you,

        Yours truly,

        Nilesh Singit
        Co-ordinator West Zone

        59/2 Rekha Kunj,
        R. A. Kidwai Road,
        King's Circle, Bombay,
        Maharashtra, India - 400 019

        Disability Rights Initiative
        India Centre For Human Rights & Law
        4th Floor CVOD Jain School
        84 Samuel Street, Pala Galli,
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        Maharashtra, India,
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        dribombay@...


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