Premier David Peterson promises Elston will address issues. Toronto: Government of Ontario; 1986.
Peterson says that his health minister, Murray Elston, will address issues raised. Of course, Elston and subsequent Peterson health ministers never address the issues!
REPORT OF THE ADVISORY PANEL ON ENVIRONMENTAL HYPERSENSITIVITY (Zimmerman). Toronto: Ministry of Health; 1986.
Zimmerman et al ignore the compendium of disorders that cause sensitivities, and focus on the theories of one group of physicians. They ignore preventable harm being caused to patients. They ignore an existing, publicly insured method of diagnosis. They encourage physicians to subject patients who relate their experience of repeatable, controllable circumstances to a reverse onus, contrary to the ethical guidelines of the Canadian Medical Association, to human rights laws, professionalism and human dignity. Zimmerman's focus on questionable ideas from one group of physicians helped Ministry officials disguise ongoing abuses that were and are causing unnecessary injuries and deaths in health care.
Revenue Canada Elmer MacKay's staff promise to give concern every consideration. Ottawa; 1986.
Ministerial staff ignored most issues, including those involving unnecessary deaths, if the issue was not framed specifically for their minister's department.
Scaring Ourselves to Death. Chemical Institute of Canada; 1986.
Industry hate literature designed to ridicule and enable the abuse of persons with sensitivities.
Three known suicides.; 1986.
Three persons with sensitivities known to have committed suicide. Peter's name is misspelled.
Treasury Board ignores its responsibilities as employer. Ottawa: Treasury Board; 1986.
Treasury Board was trashing the health of public servants with sensitivities, while Health and Welfare officials were making unethical and historically untrue statements about persons with sensitivities. Eventually, Treasury Board's General Counsel wrote to assure use that public servants with sensitivities would be accommodated in the workplace, on a case by case basis.
Van Horne explains report that Zimmerman was asked to review. Toronto: Minister for Seniors; 1986.
Minister for Seniors ignores existing concerns related to seniors with sensitivities, governs by explaining process.
Venting at Ontario Minister of Health Murray Elston, as Thomson Report dissappears behind Zimmerman Report. Ottawa; 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.
Zimmerman committee member defends Zimmerman their report. Toronto; 1986.
Chalmers, from Hospital for Sick Children, on Zimmerman Committee, defends process, Zimmerman and says Thomson Report that they reviewed is "thorough and complete review." He ignores ongoing preventable harm. He distances the hospital from the process, even though he and Zimmerman are on the committee as physicians who work at the hospital.
The 20th Century Disease.. 1987.
Patient experience is wrapped up in the theories of doctors of environmental medicine and discussion about their approaches. Actual history is replaced by self-aggrandizing revisionist version from those physicians and their innocent supporters.
20th Century sufferers get big boost from government.. 1987.
Article sticks to modern environment paradigms, notes validation by parts of officialdom, forwards awareness about abuse of psych patients. Hook was 1987 HEF conference.
Advances in Allergy.. 1987.
Advocacy Group for the Environmentally Sensitive. Burlington, Ontario: Advocacy Group for the Environmentally Sensitive (AGES) (disbanded in early 1990's); 1987.
Allergic students will soon breathe more easily.. 1987.
York Region board to build classrooms to accommodate.
Allergies and problem students.. 1987.
Some children's publications wanted to help kids with sensitivities, regardless of the medical politics.
Backgrounder for later Fresh Air BRICK news releases.; 1987.
Various related news articles sent out to other journalists with new hooks.
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 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 to Beatty about CHRC hypocrisy.; 1987.
Fairweather subjected people with sensitivities to a reverse onus concerning their reporting of their experience of repeatable controllable circumstances and turned a blind eye to the fact that medical authorities and physicians were subjecting people to arbitrary interference in this way.
Brown to Beatty on CHRC failings. Ottawa; 1987.
The CHRC was subjecting persons with sensitivities to a reverse onus, invisibilizing our history, and not supporting complainants concerned about human rights violations.
Brown to CBC Don Newman complaining that cabinet staff were making media responsible .; 1987.
The Parliamentary Press Gallery was not about to encourage journalists to stop being hateful, and it was not going to indicate to cabinet that it is innappropriate to make the media responsible, in any way, for stopping public servants from causing unnecessary deaths.
Brown to CBC Janneteau about stress of confronting hatefulness.; 1987.
Personal issues related to confronting hatefulness in journalists.
Brown to CBC The Journal Bob Culbert.; 1987.
CBC and other media outlets repeatedly did stories where they eclipsed the situation of persons with sensitivities by imposing a debate about the flaky theories of doctors of environmental medicine. Over and over again, the story was trivialized, journalistic ethics were breached,
Brown to Epp complaining that cabinet staff have said I need media stories before they will act.; 1987.
Catch 22. Journalists were not prepared to stop being abusive unless there was positive positive action by government. Cabinet Ministers responsible for abusive public servants wanted media stories to put wind in their sails. I complained to cabinet and to the Parliamentary Press Gallery.
Brown to federal cabinet ministers about Epp.; 1987.
What can you do when a health minister does not understand "reverse onus," "arbitrary interference," or clinical ethics?
Brown to Finance Minister's office after discussion about tax boycott. Ottawa; 1987.
I was trying to get arrested for boycotting taxes due to abuse of persons with sensitivities. Somehow it didn't work.
Brown to HWC Carl Lakaski, Mental Health Branch.; 1987.
In a phone call, Lakaski just made excuses for how HWC abuse was contributing to deaths instead of acting to correct Health and Welfare's abusiveness.
Brown to HWC managers.; 1987.
Public officials warned that their statements and actions are causing damages.
Brown to HWC Medical Services about damages being caused by HWC..; 1987.
List of damages and how Health and Welfare was contributing to them. Letter mentions that phone calls are being taped.
Brown to Parliamentary Press Gallery.; 1987.
Journalists wanted some validation from officialdom to cover, officialdom said we needed press coverage to create pressure. Meanwhile, journalists and government were contributing to the ongoing killing of persons with sensitivities in health care.
Brown whines to CBC about invisibilization. Ottawa; 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.
Calgary Herald to Brown - Fresh Air BRICK. Calgary Herald; 1987.
Fresh Air BRICK ads were sent to 100 npprs, 100 radio and 50 TV across Canada.
Cassidy writes Epp. Ottawa; 1987.
Other than Elie Martel, the NDP have pretended bleeding heart support of persons with sensitivities, while ignoring our history, subjecting people to a reverse onus, and accepting that physicians would do the same.
Charest to Brown. Ottawa; 1987.
Charest had met with constituent Stephanie Wells, was willing to refer concerns about Epp's lack of action to PMO.
Consumer to Peterson about Elston's failure to implement Thomson.; 1987.
I am quite sure this consumer would have been even more angry if he understood that Thomson's panel had identified an existing, publicly insured, method of diagnosis, one that is currently promoted by the College of Family Physicians of Ontario. Ontario cabinet ministers and staff lied and lied and lied about what Thomson said, in lethal, very clear and objective ways.
Dave Dingwall, MP, will give issue his most serious consideration.; 1987.
His assistant was fledgling comedian Dan Donovan! When I met with Donovan, he told me a story about how obnoxious someone had been about his aftershave when he had been a house guest.
David Kilgour forwards letter to Jake Epp. Ottawa; 1987.
Kilgour had a commitment to human rights. He poked at various authorities on the issues from 1987 onwards.
Disabled activist prepared to go to jail. Ottawa; 1987.
Trying to up the anti in leverage of several departments against bigotry at Health and Welfare Canada (HWC). Release thanks various parties who have helped, while venting about HWC intransigence.
Donald Johnson asks for info.; 1987.
Johnston asks for more info.
Employment Minister Benoit Bouchard refers concern to Epp.; 1987.
Bouchard later acted.
ENVIRONMENTAL EVALUATION OF WORKERS WITH MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES: AN INDUSTRIAL HYGIENISTS VIEW.. 1987.
Describes approach to helping worker.
ENVIRONMENTAL EVALUATION OF WORKERS WITH MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES: AN INDUSTRIAL HYGIENISTS VIEW.. 1987.
How to assess, deal with sensitivities in workplace.
Environmental Health Organizations, Services, Resources. HEAL; 1987.
Lest of contacts from US source.
Environmental Illness Law Report. Evanson, Illinois: Environmental Illness Law Report; 1987.
Earon Davis did a lot of great work on related legal issues.
Environmental Illness Law Report announcement.; 1987.
Davis tried, for years, to help persons with sensitivities stand up for their rights. They were more interested in forwarding their favourite flaky medical theories.
Epp needs proof acid rain a health threat.. 1987.
Unbelievable but true.
Epp to Brown (REGISTERED). Ottawa: Health and Welfare; 1987.
In the Canadian political system, decent people can be made to say the most destructive and dishonourable things. This letter subjects people with sensitivities to a reverse onus, ignores our history, summarizes the Thomson report as saying what is, in context, the precise opposite of what it said. The Thomson report found an existing, publicly insured method of diagnosis, and recommended it's continued support by OHIP. It is a method encouraged, today, in extension courses offerred by the Ontario College of Family Physicians. Whatever provincial issues exist, Health and Welfare has responsibilities. When children are being killed unnecessarily because of misconceptions the department is fostering, the department has a legal duty of care. Zimmerman recommended moving forward on socio-economic issues, which included attitudes Zimmerman himself decried in medicine. Unfortunately, the same attitudes, based on positions Thomson and his panel had found "clearly untenable," permeate Epp's reply. Epp does not mention what internal HWC memos had already discussed, departmental responsibilities concerning pharmaceuticals. he does not mention his department's role in health care for aboriginals, armed forces or responsibilities concerning public health of public servants. In any event, when officials with the department are making hateful statments that are contributing to harm, the department has created its own responsibility.
Federal business assistance for Fresh Air Brick.; 1987.
They'll help you set up a factory and export a trivial product, but will they stop killing kids in health care?
Finance Minister Michael Wilson send best wishes concerning HEF conference.; 1987.
"In this modern era, pollution and the profusion of chemicals into our environment should be a major concern to every Canadian. Certainly, the various effects on mankind are becoming a more prevalent problem. I trust that the conferences in Ottawa were successful."