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“Brown invited to Parliamentary Committee”. 1988.
Invitation was proposed by NDP MP Margaret Mitchell, supported by Copps and Halliday.
“Brown files human rights complaint against Ontario Office for Disability Issues”. 1991.,
ODI refused to accommodate sensitivities by meeting by telephone, insisted that advocate go to Toronto, meet in building in which there were many complaints about air quality.
“Brown drops CHRC complaint against CBC, says wants to complain about CHRC instead.”. 1989.,
It seemed pointless to complain about the CBC to the CHRC when CHRC complaints officers were still equivocating about whether persons with sensitivities should be subjected to a reverse onus, as had been done by Chief Commissioner Gordon Fairweather before Yalden was appointed. Fairweather set the CHRC staff on an abusive path and when Max Yalden changed direction staff and senior managers (not in the Chief Commissioner's office) continued to violated complainants.
“Brown describes personal concerns to Elston”. 1986.,
While concerned about the ongoing abuse and killing of persons with undiagnosed sensitivities, there were many personal costs because of descrimination.
“Brown describes concerns about abusive CBC journalism to CRTC”. 1990.,
Outline of mistakes, misconceptions and abuses of CBC journalists covering persons with sensitivities.
“Brown demands OHIP payment for Rinkel method”, OHIP. 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 complains to health minister David Dingwall about involvement of bigot Arthur Leznoff in Gage Institute research concerning persons with sensitivities”. 1996.,
Leznof was well known for subjecting persons with sensitivities to a reverse onus in clinical settings, i.e. placing the presumption on the wrong side with respect to their experience of repeatable, controllable circumstances.
“Brown complains to CBC Morningside Executive Producer about deceit by producer Terry Macleod”. 1990.,
While I had begged him to talk to John Krauser, of the OMA, to learn how the debate about clinical ecology was interfering with the well being of persons with sensitivities, Macleod insisted I had said that I was the only person he should talk to on the subject. Morningside repeated the abuse of stealing the voice of persons with sensitivities and replacing it with a debate about clinical ecology. CBC has never made good on the harm caused by misconceptions, belligerence and trivialization by CBC journalists.
“Brown complains again about CHRC staff attitudes and dishonesty”. 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 complains about invisibilization on Fifth Estate”. 1987.,
Journalists would not cover the deaths, suicides, injuries, in the same way they would normally cover similar inappropriately caused deaths. Journalists have no comprehension of human rights, arbitrary interference, duty of care or history.
“Brown asks UN Under-Secretary General for Public Information,for ideas”. 1989.,
It seemed that no institution in Canada was going to address the ongoing abuse and killing of persons with undiagnosed sensitivities in health care, nor seriously address their inru and exclusion elsewhere.
“Brown asks Revenue Canada Huntington to press charges”. 1987.,
Huntington had a good spirit when I talked to her on the phone. I wanted the tax department to prosecute me to up the ante on my tax boycott. From Wikipedia: Variations on the tar baby legend are spread among the folklores of more than one culture. In the Journal of American Folklore, Aurelio M. Espinosa examined 267 versions of the tar baby story. The mythical West African hero Anansi is recorded as once being similarly trapped.  In a Spanish language version told in the mountainous parts of Colombia, an unnamed rabbit is trapped by the "Muñeco de Brea" (tar doll). A Buddhist myth tells of Prince Five-weapons (the Future Buddha) who encounters the ogre, Sticky Hair, in a forest. The Tar Baby theme is present in the lores in various tribes of Meso-America and of South America : it is to be found such stories as the Nahuatl (of Mexico) "Lazy Boy and Little Rabbit" (González Casanova 1946, pp. 55–67), Pipil (of El Salvador) "Rabbit and Little Fox" (Schultes 1977, pp. 113–116), and Palenquero (of Colombia) "Rabbit, Toad, and Tiger" (Patiño Rosselli 1983, pp. 224–229). According to James Mooney in "Myths of the Cherokee", the tar baby story may have been influenced in America by the Cherokee "Tar Wolf" story, which is unlikely to have been derived from similar African stories: "Some of these animal stories are common to widely separated [Native American] tribes among whom there can be no suspicion of [African] influences. Thus the famous "tar baby" story has variants, not only among the Cherokee, but also in New Mexico, Washington [State], and southern Alaska—wherever, in fact, the pine supplies enough gum to be molded into a ball for [Native American] uses...". In the Tar Wolf story, the animals were thirsty during a dry spell, and agreed to dig a well. The lazy rabbit refused to help dig, and so had no right to drink from the well. But she was thirsty, and stole from the well at night. The other animals fashioned a wolf out of tar and placed it near the well to scare the thief. The rabbit was scared at first, but when the tar wolf did not respond to her questions, she struck it and was held fast. Then she struggled with it and became so ensnared that she couldn't move. The next morning, the animals discovered the rabbit and proposed various ways of killing her, such as cutting her head off, and the rabbit responded to each idea saying that it would not harm her. Then an animal suggested throwing the rabbit into the thicket to die. At this, the rabbit protested vigorously and pleaded for her life. The animals threw the rabbit into the thicket. The rabbit then gave a whoop and bounded away, calling out to the other animals "This is where I live!". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar_baby
“Brown asks Prime Minister Chretien for dismissal of Health Minister Marleau”. 1994.,
Marleau abandoned the protection of persons with sensitivities from preventable harm in health care. More than 90,000 Canadians with sensitivities have been unnecessarily killed in health care since.
“Brown asks Ontario Deputy Attorney General George Thomson pointed questions about continuing abuse of persons with sensitivities”. 1994.,
George Thomson is a good example of someone who is so committed to "taking the high road" that he is willing, even when he has mandated responsibilities, to overlook ongoing serious, even criminal, abuse.
“Brown asks MoH Murray Elston for protection from physicians”. 1986.,
At first I naively thought the government would stand up for the citizenship of citizens against ongoing abuse by physicians. Ha!
“Brown asks MoH Anna Rose Spina "Who gets off telling us we not allowed to be rude when we are being screwed?"”. 1989.,
The Ontario Ministry of Health was lying about the findings of the Thomson report, about the history of persons with sensitivities, about the availability of a publicly insured method of diagnosis. Their response to citizen representation was simply to lie some more. While children and others to whom they had a legal duty of care are being killed, health officials had the audacity to suggest that telling them that they were contributing to deaths was a form of abuse!
“Brown asks CHRC Max Yalden to nudge the Canadian Medical Association”. 1989.,
Yalden had pressed the health minister concerning the human rights of persons with sensitivities. Perhaps he would confront the abusers directly?
“Brown asks CBC what measures will be undertaken to accommodate persons with sensitivities in new CBC building”. 1989.,
CHRC and Chair of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Rights and Disabled Persons also inquired, before the building was built and so many people got sick.
“Brown asks CBC to address misconceptions and bigotry amongst CBC journalists”. 1990.,
CBC journalists entirely eclipsed the actual history of persons with sensitivities behind controversy about clinical ecology and alternative medicine. No amount of corroborated information can distract pack journalists from savaging the rabbit.
“Brown appeals to local churches”. 1988.,
Expression of concern about the issues, request for financial and other assistance, to Ottawa area churches. Made when I realized I was running out of money for my rent, because I was intent on achievement during the summer of 1988, before the current government was gone. I didn't think they were going to get re-elected.
“Brown announces provincial tax boycott to Ontario Revenue Minister Bernard Grandmaitre”. 1988.,
Brown accuses some Peterson government public servants of breaking their social contract by ignoring officially identified, serious, ongoing abuse, including the abuse of vulnerable persons to whom they had a legal duty of care.
“Brown again confronts health minister Gigantes about costs of attitudes of Ontario Ministry of Health officials, including ministerial staff”. 1991.,
In a phone conversation between this and the letter sent on the 16th of Janurary, Rob Sutherland, Gigantes' chief of staff, insisted that the Thomson report stated that there was not a publicly insured method of diagnosis when in fact it had stated the opposite. The availability of a means of diagnosing patients with sensitivities brings with it the legal obligation to idtentify and thereby protect persons with sensitivities from damaging acts and attitudes in health care. Since Gigantes office misled the public about the availability of a publicly insured means of diagnosis, tens of thousands of people with sensitivities have been unnecessarily killed in Ontario health care, and thousands of people whose central nervous system dysfunction is caused or exacerbated by sensitivities have suicided. NDPers, including Paul Dewar, MP, who worked as a constituency assistant to Gigantes at the time, continue to hide these mistakes today, turning their backs on their own contribution to preventable harm. One wonders if Gigantes truly appreciates being protected when it has such costs.
“Brother of suicide victim sends thanks”. 1989.,
When authorities tell a family that their son is a malinger, some family members become impatient with that person. This young man's brother shot himself after being rejected for workplace accommodation, after his family was not supportive, and after being turned down for social assistance benefits on the basis of scurrilous work by Donna Stewart and Joel Raskin. (A copy of their hateful 1985 CMAJ article was found in his MCSS file.) This was one thank you I wish there was no reason for! It is ironic that the family was first connected with me by Alex Saunders, of the CPA. He was helpful until a "Scientific Committee" of the CPA decided there was no reason to protect persons whose CNS dysfunction is caused or exacerbated by sensitivities. These "science" oriented charlatans forwarded two negative articles, ignoring hundreds of supportive articles, and set the CPA on a course of ploughing under persons with CNS reactions. Mapping prevalence against suicide rates suggests that one or two people they plough under suicides every day.
“Bob Rae claims to share concerns (while sabotaging them)”. 1986.,
Rae presses for full study when one has just been completed, claims to share concerns while his members (Elie Martel excluded) are sabotaging them, says MCSS claims have been refused without mentioning that several have been accepted.
“Audience Feedback”. 1983.,
Letters from viewers of CBC Twentieth Century Disease documentary.
“As DM of Labour, Thomson acknowledges that he is more concerned about his family than about the unnecessary killing of persons to whom we all have a legal duty of care.”. 1990.,
When asked, in a phone call, why he was not speaking out publicly about deceit at the Ministry of Health concerning the availability of a publicly insured method of diagnosis, the unnecessary killing of vulnerable persons in health care, even George Thomson acknowledged that he was more concerned about his family's well being than about the well being of people to whom the province has a legal duty of care.
“Anglican Doug Walkinshaw advises church on indoor air health concerns”. 1988.,
I had appealed to churches for help. Indoor air expert Walkinshaw was helpful on indoor air quality issues, but professed no expertise concerning the preventable abuse and killing of persons with sensitivities by physicians, or possible government intervention to reduce it.
“Anglican Archbishop Lackey says he will look into concern”. 1988.,
By 1998, I was at the end of my rope. Civil health authorities were making statements they knew and were documented as being shown were false. Patients were being hurt and killed. If consumers tried to stop the arbitrary injury and killing they encountered deceits, unprofessional and unethical conduct. Children continued to be injured and killed.
“Almaguin North Action Group writes Health Minister Jake Epp”. 1988.,
ANAG was one of many groups approaching Health and Welfare about the needs of persons with environmental sensitivities.
“Allergy Foundation ignores sensitivities-bashing by its advisors”. Allergy Foundation, 1986.,
Once IgE mediated reactions were isolated in 1967, some immunologists declared that anyone who claimed to have sensitivities, but who did not have IgE reactions, must be mentally ill. Predictably, most resistant to criticism from persons with sensitivities were consumers on a mission promoting IgE reactions! Fortunately, not everyone with the Allergy Foundation was as irresponsible as some of their abusive medical advisors!
“Alberta consumer's spouse describes standoff with ignorant Alberta social services people”. 1991.,
Consumers across Canada asked for help in dealing with various abusive authorities who ignored our history and focused, instead, on controversy about the flaky ideas of doctors of environmental medicine.
“AEHA VP Elizabeth Stutt writes AEHA President Greg Booth indicating that need for research is not excuse not to end abuse”. 1995.,
At one time, AEHA was not afraid to speak out about the ongoing abuse of persons with sensitivities in health care.
“AEHA Rotor to CHRC John Dwyer emphasising extent of abuse”. 1995.,
Let it be known that many people with sensitivities have suffered serious damages as a result of abuse by persons in positions of authority, including, but certainly not limited to people within the Canadian and provincial Human Rights Commissions. When even Chris Brown who has devoted his life to trying to get justice done is unable to be heard, you can be quite sure that desperate people are going to focus on survival methods which are more practical than spending years persisting in a process in which they are further discredited and emotionally abused.
“AEHA President Greg Booth to HC Diane Marleau about using currently available information to protect people”. 1995.,
Diane Marleau ignored this appeal and dozens of others, and she threw out the work that Health and Welfare had done before 1993, so the people who were supposed to be protected are being injured or killed, instead. Tens of thousands of Canadians with sensitivities have been unnecessarily killed in health care since.
“AEHA Ottawa writes members concerning District Health Council conference”. 1990.
Conference organized by Ottawa Carleton DHC as part of an amicable resolution of an OHRC complaint. The DHC board members, listed in another document, did not keep their promise to include sensitivities in health care planning in the region. More than 3,000 persons have been unnecessarily killed in local health care since, more than 500 persons with CNS dysfunction resulting from undiagnosed sensitivities have suicide, and countless women with eating disorders have died without being fully assessed for sensitivities.
“AEHA Ottawa President Brown to OMA President Michael Thorburn about lethal abuse by physicians”. 1993.,
While John Krauser, the OMA's ethics staff person, tried several times to address lethally abusive attitudes amongst physicians, others in the OMA stonewalled, trivialized or invisibilized the concern, and so the unnecessary killing of patients continued. Three appeals were made to the OMA President in March of 1993. Although they are short, much material had been sent previously. [Search for OMA in this bibliography for some of the relevant documents.]
“AEHA Ottawa Brown encourages consumers to mention abuse to Social Planning Council”. 1993.,
Consumers, like most people, want to take a gentle approach so as not to offend the people they are approaching. Unfortunately, in the meantime, serious ongoing abuse and negligence is invisibilized.
“AEHA Newsletter Editor warns Ottawa Branch about Rose Featherstone”. 1996.,
A very wise warning from Nova Scotia. Rose Featherstone sabotaged the position taken by AEHA's official representatives with federal political parties, sabotaged the constitutional operation of AEHA's national board and was, almost as much as doctors of environmental medicine, responsible for the demise and fragmentation of the national organization of persons with sensitivities in Canada.
“AEHA National VP writes Ontario MPP about abuse of children with consequent learning and behavioural disabilities”. 1995.,
Many school boards still think it is appropriate to horrifically abuse children by only dealing with the results of their reactions, not preventing them.
“AEHA National Secretary congratulates Ottawa Branch on AGM coordination”. 1993.,
Ottawa Branch of AEHA was the largest, best organized and, for a while, had escaped the role of simply being cheerleaders for the nonsense being promoted by doctors of environmental medicine. It was, for most of the 1990's, a true consumer organization in the traditions of the cross disability movement.
“AEHA J. Anderson explains process to dysfunctional Toronto Branch”. 1991.,
In a world of crazies, Joanna was a breath of fresh air. This letter gives an example of what sensible people were up against when they accepted leadership positions in AEHA. AEHA was, at the time, a self help group trying to become a consumer group. In the end, it became a shill for doctors of environmental medicine when consumer advocates all left in despair.
“AEHA Ed Lowans to Toronto Branch concerning ongoing nonsense”. 1991.,
The National Board of HEF and the National and Ontario boards of AEHA were among the most dysfunctional groups I have witnessed in three decades of involvement with NGO's. Eventually, everyone who did not subscribe to the arbitrary ideas and meddling of doctors of environmental medicine left elected positions with AEHA, and HEF was effectively disbanded.
“AEHA Ed Lowans protects cult of environmenal medicine from branch presidents”. 1990.,
Branch presidents, close to the membership, were often frustrated by a national executive that was constantly manipulated or sabotaged by clinical ecologists. Most members did not see clinical ecologists for treatment, but the ecologists saw patients primarily as a political force to vouch for their whacko theories, and their dangerous and unethical practices. Those who tried to strike a balance ended up compromised. Eventually all but bona fide members of the cult of environmental medicine stayed in leadership positions in AEHA.
“AEHA Donna Powell welcomes Chris Brown on board, looks forward to moving organization forward.”. 1991.,
While Dr. John Maclennan and those who blindly supported him distrusted a demedicalized, shop around consumer approach based on human rights instead of on the theories of one group of unethical, marginalized physicians, other consumers were very happy to escape the cult of environmental medicine. (Names of AEHA members mentioned concerning their memberships removed.)
“AEHA Chris Brown to Ontario health DM Michael Decter about ignoring ongoing lethal abuse”. 1993.,
"Perhaps in the nearly two years its taken for you to get back to us you have forgotten the principal issue expressed, the physical and emotional abuse of persons disabled by environmental sensitivities by members of the medical profession and others in the health care system."
“AEHA Brown complains to Ontario Deputy Attorney General George Thomson that police and courts are turning a blind eye to criminal assaults of children”. 1993.,
“AEHA brief to Social Planning Council of Ottawa Carleton”. 1993.,
This brief gently outlines some of the health, income, education and social concerns. It does not directly cover the issue of unnecessary deaths in health care, or suicides of CNS reactors.
Kaplan was responding to expression of concern about CHRC's failure to protect human rights of persons with sensitivities.