Enlightened Ideas.. 1983.
Brown makes mistake of emphasizing newness when it was only the debate about doctors of environmental medicine that was new.
Marion Dewar suggests housing coop. Brown C, editor. Ottawa; 1983.
Mayor Dewar could not intervene in an individual case, but she recommended that persons with sensitivities start a housing coop. The first assisted (third sector) housing for persons with sensitivities was later built by Barrhaven United Church. The late Marion Dewar's support is ironic considering the fact that just a few years later Ontario NDP health minister Evelyn Gigantes' staff will mislead Ontario residents about the fact that the Thomson report found an existing, legally obligating, publicly-insured method of diagnosis. From that point, Marion's son Paul Dewar, who worked in Gigantes constituency office, would be hiding his party's contribution to the killing of thousands of persons with undiagnosed sensitivities in health care. Paul Dewar, who is outspoken on other social justice issues, has remained silent while an MP, as thousands of Canadians with undiagnosed sensitivities have been unnecessarily killed in health care. He has defended his position by telling everyone who will listen that the person confronting him and his colleagues about their betrayal of children and other vulnerable persons to their deaths is "insulting" them, and that it is "rude and abusive" to do so.
Rotation Diet for Chris Brown.; 1983.
I actually followed this for three weeks.
Brown demands OHIP payment for Rinkel method. Ottawa; 1984.
In the early stages of looking for things to make official, I chose medical references from the physicians who had attached themselves to us, namely "clinical ecologists." I soon moved on to advocate on human rights and disability concerns, avoiding the medical discussion as soon as I found out that the flaky assertions of clinical ecology were a big part of the problem.
Brown decries Epp's lack of response.; 1985.
Jake Epp never did act on his responsibilities to persons with sensitivities who are in risk groups where there is a duty of care.
Brown nominates Maclennan for environmental award.; 1985.
When Pollution Probe told me they were giving an award to Jake Epp, I immediately began conspiring with them on how to get the leader of Canadian doctors of environmental medicine to receive the same award.
Brown proposes Issues Brief to Ont DM of Health's EA..; 1985.
Issues brief proposed to Ontario DM of Health, before release of Thomson report.
Brown to AgCan Wise on pesticides.; 1985.
Agriculture Canada was pretending they had never heard of sensitivities, while Health and Welfare file manager was recommending warning labels on pesticides.
Brown to Elston on Enright. Ottawa; 1985.
Enright was pretending that the hand of the Minister of Health were tied by professional opinion, and that the professional opinion was dismissive. This attitude and its remnants have contributed to perhaps 80,000 preventable deaths in Ontario since.
Brown to Frum on journalistic violations. Ottawa; 1985.
First note to CBC National journalist concerning journalistic myths and violations.
Brown to Geekie on CMA's continuing complacency.; 1985.
The CMA has remained largely silent as its members contribute to thousands of unnecessary deaths.
Brown to health minister Jake Epp.; 1985.
Expression of disgust at lack of concern from Epp's office or department concerning ongoing abuse of persons with sensitivities and the various ethical, human rights violations contributing to it.
Brown to MoH Clark on Issues Brief (as distinct from Thomson Report). Ron Clark MH, editor.; 1985.
Discussion representation concerning Issues Brief funding, with EA to Ont MoH DM.
Brown to Susan Wright in health minister Jake Epp's office, concerns being ignored.; 1985.
Expression of some initial concerns after frustration with lack of action over preceding several years.
CHRC Fecteau misrepresents CHRC complaint, recommends rejection. Brown C, editor. Ottawa: CHRC; 1985.
CHRC Diane Fecteau provides revisionist summary of my complaint demanding accommodation in the provision of regulations concerning pesticide labelling, as recommended by Health and Welfare and implemented by Agriculture Canada. Fecteau's dismissive summary decides that the complaint, which is clearly about labelling, quotes labelling section of pest control act, is actually about usage and therefore a provincial, not a federal, concern. Probably 200,000 Canadians have been killed unnecessarily since Fecteau and her colleagues unprofessionally interfered with this complaint.
CHRC Fecteau - Newspapers not covered by CHRC. Brown C, editor. Ottawa: CHRC; 1985.
Canadian Human Rights Commission staff, unlike then Chief Commissioner Max Yalden, were brushing away complaints by persons with sensitivities. Yalden's approach to reducing the abuse of persons with sensitivities went out the window once Falardeau-Ramsey became Chief Commissioner. Perhaps 200,000 Canadians have been killed unnecessarily since Diane Fecteau and her colleagues first turned their backs. The Ottawa Citizen continues to invisibilize work that Heath Canada did in the early 1990's concerning the preventable killing of persons with sensitivities in health care. This is hateful in that it encourages s.216 homicides.
HEAL invites Brown to set up Canadian chapter. Brown C, editor.; 1985.
HEAL was active in the US, and there was a need to have a consumer organization that was independent from the unethical and destructive manipulation and co-optation to which doctors of environmental medicine subjected the Human Ecology Foundation. Fortunately, Marie Laurin soon founded the Advocacy Group for the Environmentally Sensitive, the original AGES, which formally disbanded in the mid 1990's, handing their work (and assets) over to the Allergy and Environmental Health Association.
Brown asks MoH Murray Elston for protection from physicians. Ottawa; 1986.
At first I naively thought the government would stand up for the citizenship of citizens against ongoing abuse by physicians. Ha!
Brown complains again about CHRC staff attitudes and dishonesty. Ottawa; 1986.
Throughout 1986, despite Thomson report, despite long history, existing means of diagnosis, not to mention basic medical ethics and human rights, CHRC staff and managers constantly challenged reality, dismissing complainants with sensitivities or framing their cases in such a way as to thwart their successful completion.
Brown describes personal concerns to Elston. Ottawa; 1986.
While concerned about the ongoing abuse and killing of persons with undiagnosed sensitivities, there were many personal costs because of descrimination.
Brown thanks Env Parl Secty Gary Gurbin for his understanding. Ottawa; 1986.
Gary Gurbin was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment. His support was encouraged by Merron Proctor, in Environment Canada. Gurbin had mentioned that epileptics were once thought possessed by the devil.
Brown thanks Ontario Ministry of Housing officials while criticizing politicians. Ottawa; 1986.
The whole process during the 1980's was to get any and every part of officialdom to act on their responsibilities concerning persons with environmental sensitivities, so as to bring pressure on civil health authorities to stop abuses.
Brown to Assn of Iroquois and Allied Indians Cathy Wright. Ottawa; 1986.
Brown to CBC John Kerr, Management, main issues. Ottawa; 1986.
Kerr seemed intelligent, not defensive, so I introduced the issues to him.
Brown to CBC producer Donna Cressman-Dubois about Food Show item. Ottawa; 1986.
The violations, by journalists, of ethics, of their own professionalism, of children and others with environmental sensitivities was so pervasive, and the reaction of even "progressives" to being called on their hatefulness so arrogant, it really did not matter what approach was taken for a period. As one advisor suggested, "Maybe it's not time yet."
Brown to CHRC Fairweather. Ottawa; 1986.
CHRC staff were fettering the discretion of human rights commissioners, children and other vulnerable persons were being injured and killed, yet it was not until Max Yalden and his assistants Denise Ommanney and John Dwyer were at the commission that the CHRC prodded Health and Welfare about human rights concerns.
Brown to CHRC Fecteau about dishonest summary. Ottawa; 1986.
Brown, the complainant, clearly repeats that his complaint concerns pesticide labelling as required under federal legislation, not pesticide usage as required by provincial legislation. Diane Fecteau and Charles Lafreniere continue to misrepresent the complaint as being about a provincial matter, deflecting the concern. More than 200,000 Canadians with sensitivities have been killed by human rights violations in health care since.
Brown to CHRC Lafreniere on deceitful summary.; 1986.
Lafreniere backed up Fecteau in providing a dishonest summary of complaint so that it could be dismissed.
Brown to CHRC Lafreniere protesting dishonest summary. CHRC, editor. Ottawa; 1986.
Despite repeated attempts, I was unable to get CHRC staff to acknowledge that my complaint was about pesticide labelling rather than usage.
Brown to CMA about abusive physicians.; 1986.
Regardless of the flakiness of "environmental medicine's" claim that they discovered environmental sensitivities, there were reasons to be concerned about the CMA turning a blind eye to lethal abuse by their members.
Brown to Epp on negligence while horror continues.; 1986.
The difference in perspective between those of us who were dealing with the reality consumers faced, vs those in protected positions of power who were being lied to by negligent underlings, was mind wrenching. Jake Epp showed absolutely no ability to out think his underlings who were lying to cover up lethal mistakes.
Brown to Eric Nielsen concerning federal lack of response.; 1986.
Venting toward Eric Nielsen just before he resigned.
Brown to Governonr General Sauve.; 1986.
Who do you write to when cabinet is turning a blind eye on lethal abuse by officials?
Brown to Joe Clark after census boycott reply. Ottawa; 1986.
Joe Clark called the issues "legitimate" in response to census boycott, and he is familiar with civil disobedience in South Africa and India, so tried an appeal....
Brown to OMHF concerning persons with undiagnosed CNS reactions.; 1986.
....makes argument that many persons with CNS reactions are undiagnosed, should be rescured.
Brown to Ontario MoH PPAO concerning persons with undiagnosed CNS reactions. Ottawa; 1986.
How do you address belligerent attitudes amongst psychiatrists? I thought that the Ontario Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office might have some experience. It is a measure of failure that, based on prevalence against suicide rates, there have been more than 8,000 suicides of Canadians with psych problems that are caused or exacerbated by undiagnosed sensitivities since this letter was written!
Brown to The Citizen, Keith Spicer, about journalists' contribution to attitudinal pollution. Ottawa; 1986.
Citizen and other outlets made a sport of peoples' rights to freedom from arbitrary interference, reverse onus. Journalists, including editors, usually played semantical games, or argued that there were "two sides" to subjecting people to a reverse onus.
Brown tries again with OHIP. Ottawa; 1986.
Here I continue the mistake of fighting for the flaky ideas and approaches of doctors of environmental medicine while ignoring the fact that the patient interview was (and is) a publicly-insured method of diagnosis, and not understanding that the rinkel method used by doctors of environmental medicine was not reliable.
Brown tries to wean HEF from environmental medicine. Ottawa; 1986.
In the mid 1980's, it became clear that persons with sensitivities had been well known to medicine for centuries, and that it was the recent theories of doctors of environmental medicine that were questionable. Still, most consumers clung to a flaky revisionist version of our history provided by environmental physicians. This letter was just one attempt to help consumers demedicalize their situation so that they could understand and use human rights law. Unfortunately, human rights officers in Ontario and federally were as ignorant, abusive and bigotted as anyone!!!
Brown underlines complaints about CHRC staff. Ottawa; 1986.
With human rights officers making excuses to turn away perhaps a dozen complaints we brought as separate individuals, with officers and managers overtly lying in the summary of complaints in order to dismiss them, and while people with sensitivities continued to be killed as a result of human rights abuses across the country, Fairweather made the mistake of trusting his people, thanks in part to his astonishingly ignorant assistant, Jeannie Thomas.
Brown vents to Elston on post Thomson nothingness.; 1986.
By 1986. it became obvious that the Ontario Ministry of Health was not going to act ethically, but was going to continue to subject persons with sensitivities to a reverse onus.
CMA finally agrees to counter Health and Welfare's misrepresentation of the CMA's position. Brown C, editor. Ottawa; 1986.
In the mid 1980's, Health and Welfare, including health minister Jake Epp, were claiming that the Canadian Medical Association was sceptical about existence of sensitivities. Finally, CMA government relations head Doug Geekie agrees to call Health and Welfare on its misrepresentation of the CMA's position.
Doctors bicker while patients die - Mailmerge to Ontario MPP's.; 1986.
Criticizing government for consequences of equivocating.
The environmentally sensitive seem on the verge of being recognized as who we are. Ottawa: AGES; 1986.
News Release hoping to encourage bandwagon of acceptance on basis of positives in Zimmerman report, even though abuse and killing of patients was not yet part of the discussion. For the 1980's until there was some momentum federally and in Ontario, you couldn't hope to continue any discussion or process if you you mentioned the ongoing preventable killings in federal and provincial jurisdictions. So, release builds on what positive was expected, adds other recent positives.
Fresh Air Brick merge promo.; 1986.
Mail merge template sent to federal Ministers.
Issues Brief - first draft. Ottawa; 1986.
First draft of issues brief done without funding. (Bricks without straw!)
Judge reports doctors positions "untenable.". Ottawa; 1986.
Thomson report listed three "clearly untenable" premises, each of which has been given credibility by journalists, politicians, public servants and NGO's.
Margaret and Dr. John Maclennan, Environment Minister Suzanne Blais-Grenier, and Lynda Brooks, HEF.; 1986.
Dr. Maclennan was in town to receive environment award, went on cruise with Environment Minister and national self-help group President Lynda Brooks.