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Mystery & sorrow surround murder of trans woman found dead in her apartment / LGBTQ Nation

Julie Berman, an outspoken 51-year-old Toronto-based transgender activist who spent 30 years opposing violence against trans women and helping trans people thrive, was found murdered in her apartment this week. She suffered a blunt-impact trauma to the head and was pronounced dead at the hospital. Police have arrested 29-year-old suspect Colin Harnack at the scene of the […]

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Take Action: Stop Autism Speaks from Dictating Canadian Autism Policy!

A4A Ontario started this petition to Government of Canada We are autistic self-advocates, activists, and allies united to stop Autism Speaks and CASDA from dictating autism policy in Canada through their proposed “National Autism Strategy” (NAS) project. The NAS would earmark hundreds of millions in funds for Autism Speaks and other groups that actively work against autistic people […]

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Transport agency asks for public input on air travel for disabled people | Calgary Herald

TORONTO — Two separate federal agencies issued announcements Tuesday on life with a disability in Canada — one seeking greater input on hot-button issues and the other urging society at large to challenge its preconceptions. Source: Transport agency asks for public input on air travel for disabled people | Calgary Herald

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New Brunswick uses notwithstanding clause in 2nd bid to pass vaccination bill

New Brunswick’s education minister is making rare use of the Canadian Constitution’s notwithstanding clause to ensure his new legislation on mandatory vaccinations won’t be overturned by court challenges.Dominic Cardy introduced the bill, his second attempt to eliminate non-medical exemptions Source: New Brunswick uses notwithstanding clause in 2nd bid to pass vaccination bill

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Autistics United ask to be heard as they protest Richmond march | Richmond News

Autistics United Vancouver — a self-advocacy group — will march this Sunday in Richmond to protest a walk that claims to speak for them. The message that Autistics United members want to send is . . . Source: Autistics United ask to be heard as they protest Richmond march | Richmond News

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Dad Who Let Son Die of Meningitis Celebrates “Not Guilty” Verdict After Retrial | David Gee | Friendly Atheist | Patheos

He’s still a disgrace regardless of the verdict.   A Canadian husband and wife who were previously convicted for letting their son die of meningitis by treating him with maple syrup and garlic have now been found not guilty at retrial. Naturally, infamous charlatan David Stephan — who played the victim after he let his son die — celebrated the victory […]

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Anti-vaxxers face few questions at legislative hearing on mandatory immunization | CBC News

Several anti-vaccination activists were given a nearly free ride Wednesday morning at the New Brunswick Legislature, presenting their views to a committee of MLAs and leaving almost no time for those elected officials to question or challenge their claims. Source: Anti-vaxxers face few questions at legislative hearing on mandatory immunization | CBC News