Legendary Sudbury NDP MPP Elie Martel worked hard for years to stop preventable harm being caused to persons with environmental sensitivities. But when the NDP got into power in Ontario, they pretended they weren't aware of legally obligating information the federal government had already acted on, ironically thanks in part to pressure from the federal and Ontario NDP.
Staff and management in the Accessibility Directorate have failed to familiarize themselves with the injury and killing of persons disabled by environmental sensitivities in health care, and their exclusion and injury elsewhere, even as public servants contribute to ongoing preventable harm. There is an apparently deliberate lack of corporate memory on this topic in MCSS.
6 November 2008 - The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario refuses to assure that the same misconceptions and deceits of other public servants are not operative within HRTO.
Based on long experience with other abusive Ontario agencies, it seems silly to bring concerns about the exclusion, injury and killing of persons with sensitivities to the tribunal without such assurances.
Meanwhile, persons with sensitivities, especially undiagnosed sensitivities, are killed in health care, and excluded and injured there and elsewhere.
20 October 2008 - Today, the Advocacy Gateway for Environmental Sensitivities (AGES) questioned the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) concerning Ontario public servants' contribution to the exclusion, injury and killing of persons disabled by environmental sensitivities. With few exceptions, Ontario public servants, including officials with agencies of remedy such as the Ontario Human Rights Commission and the Office of the Ombudsman, have:
Institutions charged with addressing attitudes betray their constituencies by remaining silent while their funder promulgates lethal misconceptions. At Women's College Hospital, for instance, long-known mainstream knowledge is obscured behind revisionist models. Persons with sensitivities are robbed of their history. Separate health issues are arbitrarily confused.
Researchers at the University of Toronto accepted money and pretended that things already known were not known. They accepted money to research things they knew or ought to have known were impossibly defined. They allow the damaging misinterpretation of their work by funders.