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Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario approached about abuse by public servants
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:
1) Subjected persons who experience repeatable, controllable circumstances to a reverse onus, contrary to human rights, legal, social and scientific ethics,
2) Encouraged physicians to subject persons who experience repeatable, controllable circumstances to a reverse onus, contrary to the ethical guidelines of the Canadian Medical Association,
3) Invisibilized the injury and killing of persons disabled by environmental sensitivities, particularly undiagnosed sensitivities, in health care, while pretending to ensure accommodation in other venues,
4) Confused debate about the ideas of doctors of environmental medicine with the reality of sensitivities as they have been described in literature and dealt with by clinicians for centuries,
5) Eclipsed the long, mainstream history of persons with sensitivities behind debate about whether the onset of a person having sensitivities can result from toxins,
6) Lied outright about medical knowledge, the position of mainstream medicine, claims made by claimants with respect to environmental sensitivities, the findings of provincial reports, or about the positions of third parties, including the Ontario Medical Association, the Canadian Medical Association, or the body that licenses medical schools in Canada, (formerly called the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges),
7) Discounted the fact of central nervous system effects in most persons with sensitivities out of a fear of how they will be seen by their colleagues if they, themselves, have sensitivities, and
8) Failed to correct their mistakes and reduce their contribution to future harm when informed, with corroborable, mainstream medical positions and legal judgements and opinions, in conjunction with invited sensitization processes, that they have acted in ways that have contributed to the exclusion, injury and killing of members of a disabled group.
AGES is concerned that until public servants come clean about their contribution to the disabling and killing of persons disabled by sensitivities in health care, and to their exclusion and injury elsewhere, it is silly to involve Ontario government agencies in efforts to end what may be one of the top five human rights abuses in Canadian history.
The letter sent to legal staff with the Human Rights Tribunal is attached, including Appendix A (supportive documents) and Appendix B (questions which, if asked, will reveal ongoing criminal and human rights abuse).