Mission

Mr. Brown impressed me as being very knowledgeable and rather coherent in his views. Given that the question of environmental sensitivities is of concern to a number of Canadians, and given the clarity and forthrightness of Mr. Brown's view on the matter, I thought it may be beneficial for the Committee to hear him. - introduction to constituent Chris Brown, by the late Mauril Belanger, M.P.
Four groups are in the way of protecting Canadians with sensitivities.



The daily unnecessary killing of persons with sensitivities is, in duration, numbers affected, and extent of injury, one of the top five human rights abuses in Canadian history. It is ignored by civil health authorities, invisibilized by journalists, and betrayed by Canadians who are normally concerned about social justice and human rights. The Advocacy Gateway for Environmental Sensitivities was created to document the long mainstream history, and the contribution of various parties to the exclusion, injury and unnecessary killing of Canadians with sensitivities.

I've worked with Chris Brown for nearly two years. I know his abilities as a researcher. reporter, and current affairs writer-broadcaster. In every capacity I learned to trust him to make the contacts, get the facts, and present them clearly. - CBC TV News Assignment Editor, Sharon Cohen.

The documents on the site were collected during more than thirty years of confronting abusers and enablers, lobbying, consumer leadership, case advocacy, civil disobedience, and human rights complaints. Scientific, clinical and consumer experience date back centuries. A 1985 Ontario Ministry of Health report identified an existing, publicly insured method of diagnosis. Various parties have misled the public about the availability of this diagnostic method for more than a quarter century, despite legal ramifications concerning consequent preventable harm. Between 1988 and 1993, CMHC, Health and Welfare Canada and the Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, along with several other federal departments and Ontario ministries, were working to reduce preventable harm being caused to persons with sensitivities, work that public servants and politicians are now invisibilizing. In contrast to their position in the early 1990's, the CHRC is now eclipsing the actual history of sensitivities behind a revisionist version provided by so-called “doctors of environmental medicine.” Canadians are being injured and killed daily as a result of human rights violations that health and human rights officials ignore.

These proceedings include a recommendation supporting the conclusion referred to by Ashford & Miller regarding the need to search for environmental causes prior to psychiatric workup in a particular case. It is proposed to publicize these recommendations widely with the aim of helping to educate physicians and the public. - letter from Health Minister Perrin Beatty to Charles Caccia, MP.

Protections that Health Canada had been encouraging were abandoned after the 1993 election. The response of abusers to being confronted about this negligence says a lot about governance in Canada. Mapping the prevalence of sensitivities against statistics on adverse drug events provided by Terence Young, MP, in his book, “Death by Prescription,” suggests that more than a dozen Canadians with sensitivities are being unnecessarily killed in health care daily, if you believe the overall numbers Young puts forward. Whatever the precise numbers, prevalence suggests it's a factor in a significant portion of Canada's adverse drug event deaths and suicides. Instead of protecting people in high risk groups, as they were encouraging in the late 1980s, Health Canada is burying the statistics under other mortality figures. Agencies of remedy, journalists and civil society invisibilize the abuse, trivialize the issues, join in the bullying or turn a blind eye.

Chris Brown
cbrown@ages.ca