Long-Term Disabilities Top Social Issues in Forthcoming Alberta Election

On April 21, 2012, in Alberta, Calgary, by Jason Hall

The Wildrose party’s intent on cutting government spending raises concerns about social issues for Albertans with long-term disabilities. While the Redford government has increased payments to welfare programs its 2012 Budget, a debate about the future of social programs in Alberta calls these gains into question even with the Conservatives in power. The push to […]

How Provincial Budgets Affect Those with Long-term Disabilities

On April 15, 2012, in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, by Jason Hall

The last few blog posts have focused on how the Federal 2012 Budget affect those with long-term disabilities. This post takes you on a quick tour of changes to legislation of provincial budgets. Starting in the West… In Victoria, the British Columbia 2012 Provincial Budget offers social services to provide $294 million over three years […]

Long-Term Planning for Long-Term Disabilities

On April 12, 2012, in Canada, Ottawa, by Jason Hall

Amid the media hype and public outcry vis-à-vis the Nation’s 2012 Annual Budget, little attention is being paid to changes to its Economic Action Plan 2012, particularly RDSPs (Registered Disability Savings Plan), perhaps in part because these changes are beneficial to Canadians with long-term disabilities. In 2011, the RDSP was reviewed—consistent with intentions set forth […]

Disabilities And The Federal Budget

On April 5, 2012, in Burnaby, Canada, New Westminster, Ottawa, Winnipeg, by Jason Hall

Seen through aging eyes, Jim Flaherty’s budget speech, (delivered Thursday in the House of Commons), raises a number of alarm bells. While it seems fairly favourable to those with long-term disabilities, (his Economic Action Plan 2012 makes the claim that “the federal government is following through on its commitment to review the Registered Disability Savings […]

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