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“Presentation to House of Commons Standing Committee on Health”. House of Commons, 1988.,
“Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Rights and the Status of Disabled Persons”. 1990.,
Human Rights issues, plus some things already done by government.
“Venting at Ontario Minister of Health Murray Elston, as Thomson Report dissappears behind Zimmerman Report”. 1986.,
Frustration of watching Ontario Ministry of Health illegally violate people, then refer consideration of their future illegal violation to a committee that said stop, then to watch that committee's work get buried as lethal violations continued. It was a very difficult time.
“Valentines message for Elizabeth May (1988)”. 1988.,
Unable to think how to force any part of the federal government to address issues related to widespread patient injury that was a logical consequence of what they had already acknowledged, I raised the spectre of establishing a class of international refugee.
“Treasury Board misrepresents Thomson, yet agrees to accommodate”. Treasury Board, 1987.,
Treasury Board lawyer Cousineau seems to acknowledge the need for workplace accommodation. In fact his promise was born out in several subsequent employee enquiries for a couple of years after he wrote. However, not only does the Chief Legal Counsel misspell Thomson's name, he also misrepresents Thomson's findings concerning the existence of a (legally obligating) method of diagnosis. More than 150,000 Canadians with sensitivities have been unnecessarily killed, since.
“Tiny Appeal to MP's”. 1987.,
This note had more responses from MP's than any previous. It was my first after six months working on other issues (apartheid and international development).
“Tiniest News Release in History”. 1987.,
Vent concerning lack of action at federal level.
“Revenue Minister Otto Jelinek waves a stick over tax boycott but nothing happens”. 1989.,
In the end, cabinet officials seemed not to want to bring me before a Judge.
“Registered letter sent to Ontario Health Minister Elinor Caplan”. 1989.,
This is just the registered letter receipt from Canada Post.
“Ottawa Civic Hospital still stalling on accommodation of persons with sensitivities (letters from various hospital officials)”. 1991.,
Though they promised to address the accommodation of persons with sensitivities in 1989, by 1991 hospital officials were still stalling. The Ottawa Carleton District Health Council, later called the Champlain District Health Council, was still not including sensitivities in health planning for the region, despite their promise to do so as part of the settlement of an Ontario Human Rights complaint.
“Ontario Solicitor General David Christopherson ignores criminal abuse of patients, endangerment by Ministry of Health officials”. 1994.,
Bob Rae's government refused to see the rights of people with sensitivities, denied them protections that are normally available to the public, instead immersed themselves in debate about the approaches of so-called "doctors of environmental medicine."
“Ontario ODI again asked to help stop abuse, by public servants and others, of persons with environmental sensitivities”. 1991.,
Ministries and agencies of the Ontario government, including agencies of remedy, merely mimicked the deceits of the Ontario Ministry of Health concerning the availability of a publicly insured method of diagnosis and the practice of eclipsing the actual history of sensitivities behind a self-aggrandizing revisionist version put forward by so-called "doctors of environmental medicine."
“Ontario Medical Review article fails to address attitudes, main criticism in response edited out before publication”. 1991.,
OMR article was supposed to address attitudes but left out consequences of bad attitudes, ignored history and fact of their being a publicly insured method of diagnosis. Not only did OMR leave out the injuries and deaths being caused by abusive attitudes, they edited the letter Brown sent to address what they had left out, removing all references to the more serious consequences of abusive attitudes. The main issues were left out of the original article, and they were edited out of the letter to the editor complaining about the fact that they had been left out. Then, their senior communications officer explained away this unethical journalism by saying that the version of the letter they published maintained the sense of the one they had received.
“OMA proposes another OMR article to address attitudes, again leaves out serious consequences, Brown replies”. 1992.,
OMR had published abusive article in 1991. This proposed article again eclipses the history of sensitivities behind controversy about the relatively recent ideas of "environmental medicine." Again, Brown replies to misconceptions and omissions in proposed article. Krauser, who repeatedly tried to get OMA people to address abusive attitudes, should not bear responsibility for the abusive attitudes. He was only a messenger who was trying his best to be helpful.
“News Release on Progress”. 1986.,
Although health and medical authorities were still acting abusively, there was enough recognition in other places to give some hope that persons with sensitivities would be protected from being killed.
“News Release - Epp's office not honest”. 1987.,
The problem with appealing to the media is that journalists had(ve) incredibly ignorant and hateful attitudes.
“News Release - Brown announces tax boycott”. 1987.,
Several departments were contributing to the exclusion, injury and killing of persons with sensitivities. How does one get them to stop?
“MP Alan Redway writes Brown to mention Health Minister Jake Epp's letter, constituent concerns”. 1988.,
Redway helped forward the issues to Epp, increasingly as Max Yalden and others pitched in. He and the constituents he mentioned won tax breaks for related medical expenses by the end of the year.
“Marion Dewar suggests housing coop”. 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.
“HRDC Minister Lloyd Axworthy refers concern to Health Minister, ignores responsibilities in his own department”. 1995.,
HRDC has several responsibilities concerning human rights and disabled persons, but it is easier to pass the buck.
“HEAL invites Brown to set up Canadian chapter”. 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.
“Fresh Air Brick merge promo”. 1986.,
Mail merge template sent to federal Ministers.
“Fax log for one week.”. 1993.,
This is just one week of faxes, provides evidence of who had been contacted concerning the exclusion, injury and unnecessary killing of Canadians with sensitivities.
“Doctors bicker while patients die - Mailmerge to Ontario MPP's”. 1986.,
Criticizing government for consequences of equivocating.
“Correspondence with Assembly of First Nations about children with sensitivities”. 1995.,
AFN has lots of issues to deal with. Meanwhile, there can be no doubt that, with housing and nutrition conditions, sensitivities are affecting the health of First Nations people across Canada, including a contribution to suicides.
“Correspondence re: Discrimination by OC Transpo”. 1991.,
This correspondence shows the effort made to end discrimination by OCTranspo prior to filing of a CHRC complaint against the bus service.
“CMA finally agrees to counter Health and Welfare's misrepresentation of the CMA's position”. 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.
“Circumstances around a suicide related to Ontario MPP's”. 1993.,
Federal officials had been moved to act by this suicide. Ontario officials basically ignored it, even after the Chief Coroner wrote to three deputy ministers (Housing, Social Services, and Health). After the Globe and Mail published two stories, Social Services addressed their policies, but the Ontario Ministry of Health continued to ignore the unnecessary killing of persons with sensitivities in health care.
“CHRC Fecteau - Newspapers not covered by CHRC”. 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.
“CHRC Fecteau misrepresents CHRC complaint, recommends rejection”. 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.
“CBC's John Kerr about potential meeting”. 1988.,
Eventually the meeting was with Bill Morgan, CBC Ombdusman, who met with me in my apartment.
“Brown writes to other consumers suggesting they thank various helpful officials”. 1989.,
You couldn't get consumers to do anything except cry for an acceptance of the then lunatic ideas of doctors of environmental medicine, but maybe they would thank various parties for working to stop the abuse and killing of persons with sensitivities in health care.
“Brown writes Ontario DM of Health about underdiagnosis of CNS reactions”. 1989.,
An MPP, a lawyer with the Ministry of Health and I had all asked the MoH officials in charge of the provinces owned and operated psych hospitals whether people were being screened to see if their psych problems were caused or exacerbated by environmental sensitivities. Two MoH officials gave answers that did not answer the question, so I asked the DM. How many cases of CNS reactions causing mental illness had the Ministry of Health identified in it's ten hospitals in the past ten years. (The never-given answer was Zero.)
“Brown writes ODI Nancy Lawand encouraging rescue of CNS reactors, connection with Martha Kostuch and Pincher Creek sour gas”. 1989.,
Officials' response in Pincher Creek resulted in a few suicides. In those days, I was still trying to include the cult of environmental medicine.
“Brown writes George M Thomson concerning basic reverse onus, lack of normal protections, didn't know history yet”. 1988.,
First letter to Thomson describes most serious issue, the ongoing preventable harm being caused to persons with sensitivities as a result of statements of Ministry of Health and Welfare officials.
“Brown whines to CBC about invisibilization”. 1987.,
CBC would do stories with anxious mothers, or persons anxious about headaches, or exhaustion, but they would not report the suicides or logically consequent hidden deaths in health care. They eclipsed our history, portrayed a debate about doctors of environmental medicine as actually being about our credibility, generally made a sport out of our rights and well being.
“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.
“Brown underlines complaints about CHRC staff”. 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 tries to wean HEF from environmental medicine”. 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 tries to explain how journalists feel that they care yet sabotage due to strongly held misconceptions”. 1990.,
Journalists wanted to help people with sensitivities, but usually sabotaged by portraying the problems as being a new invention of doctors of environmental medicine, and by trivializing the situation of consumers.
“Brown tries to convince other consumers that it is not in their interests to have their long, mainstream existence invisibilized behind consideration of the ideas of so-called "doctors of environmental medicine."”. 1990.,
The demedicalization of disability was a huge movement in the 20th Century. Unfortunately, doctors of environmental medicine have done all they can to subsume the history, experience and rights of persons with sensitivities behind a debate about their revisionist history, flaky ideas and unethical practices. Patients who desperately need letters from supportive physicians have been left at the mercy of crackpots whose ideas often sabotage the interests of persons with sensitivities in health care and in the broader community.
“Brown tries again with OHIP”. 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 again to encourage MoH Jay Kaufman to do the right thing, but he never does”. 1990.,
After a year's break, I tried again to get Jay Kaufman and Gail Waller, with the Ontario MoH, to stop the ploughing under and other abuse of persons whose CNS dysfunction was caused or exacerbated by undiagnosed sensitivities. Despite my flattery, they maintained a position that was lethally dishonest in several respects (history, statements in Thomson Report, availability of method of diagnosis, position of mainstream medicine).
“Brown to UofT Governors about how Donna Stewart's sloppy work contributes to deaths”. 1989.,
People at the University of Toronto have been contributing to the exclusion, injury and killing of persons with sensitivities for decades. Researchers have pretended that things that have been known to medicine for a century are not known. Researchers frame questions in ways that make positive outcomes impossible, for instance by trying to find a single marker when sensitivities are caused by a compendium of disorders. A group of 11 UofT academics put together when Elinor Caplan was Ontario Minister of Health can only be described as goofy dopes. Throughout all of this, despite repeated breaches in research and academic method and ethics, the administration of the University of Toronto has remained silent.
“Brown to University of Toronto President Robert Prichard concerning abusive statements by professors”. 1993.,
Donna Stewart (like Susan Abbey to follow) had arbitrary opinions that contributed to broken families, ruined careers, denial of services, millions of dollars damages and thousands of deaths. However, as Kin-Yip Chun was to learn on an unrelated matter, appealing to Robert Prichard on an ethical issue was a waste of time.
“Brown to University of Toronto concerning another suicide Donna Stewart contributed to”. 1989.,
It was later discovered that the suicide victim had killed himself after being turned down for social services benefits on the basis of Stewart's irresponsible work.
“Brown to Toronto District Health Council Chair Patricia Main about abuse of persons with sensitivities in mental health services”. 1989.,
The Toronto District Health Council ignored representations about the abuse of persons with psych problems that are caused or exacerbated by environmental sensitivities. Mapping prevalence against suicides, there have been more than 2,000 such persons in Toronto who have been ploughed under and who have suicided since. The worst things are done by good people who are ignorant, bigoted, or cowardly.
“Brown to The Citizen, Keith Spicer, about journalists' contribution to attitudinal pollution”. 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.