In recent months, the work that I do, along with many good and dedicated advocates in Canada. is coming under attack by the bureaucrats at the Social Security Tribunal. I realize that attack is a strong work but after almost 17 years of dedicated work, I say attack because that is what it is. I believe it is likely under instruction from the Ministry it is supposedly independent from and likely due to my speaking out. We all know what the pattern is for people who speak out by this government. (Google Sean Bruyea, Cindy Blackstock and you will understand).
So I am asking for your help. If my work helping people with disabilities who have been denied Canada Pension Plan disability is coming under attack, this means that people who are faced with repeated denials are also under attack. I never believed it before because I am naive - someone recently scolded me on that - funny I did not think I was but I guess in workings of the government attack - perhaps that is so.
I know that there are a lot of people who read this blog, some who are influential, some who have a vested interest in this process, government folk read this blog, people who are dealing with this abhorrent appeal system, and who are being denied access to justice under this new appeal regime.
The basic security of the people who unfortunately find themselves stuck in this system is under attack, not only them but their families, as they received the CPP disability child benefits. By denying this benefit, many people are unable to meet the basic necessities of life. Poor and disadvantaged people with disabilities, as well as their cash-strapped families and going to be denied justice - I know of what I speak. It is noted that 48% of Canadians simply lack the literacy skills to even complete appeal forms or to review self-help information. The complexity of this system also helps to deny access to justice to the most vulnerable in our communities. The appeal lines are horrendous - 11,000 people waiting - what is the saying JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED.
And now folks, you can imagine what is happening here to Allison Schmidt, expert in her field, who has worked passionately, speaking out and assisting those in need, going above and beyond the call of duty - and who has national support from all kinds of people for her work. If you do not believe me - read the testimonials on this website- they are just a few.
Things are in the works - I cannot speak of them yet - but I need your help. Those people who read this blog, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I need help to tell this story of what is happening to people in Canada because of this system. I also need help from all of the people that I have helped. I know that many of you have said if there is ever anything you can do to help me, just to ask, well I am asking now.
Big things are coming down the pipes. What is happening is going to be laid out in the COURT of public opinion. Who do you think will win??
Stay tuned folks it's going to get interesting.
If you need me, you know where to find me.