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Four worst foods Knowing which foods to cut out can be a challenge. These are the ones to avoid to keep your body and your brain healthy: 1 Ultra-processed. Made with a long list of additives, highly processed foods increase the risk of salt, sugar, bad carbs and more. 2 Sugar. A culprit that’s linked […]

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From Crip Camp to a national Disability Benefit

It’s time Canada had a disability awakening. Let’s work together for disability without poverty. By Andrea van Vugt Earlier this year, at the 93rd edition of the Academy Awards, a movie about an untold American revolution was in the running for one of those shiny gold statues. That movie was Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, […]

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Twenty years of marriage equality?

No, not for Ontarians living with disabilities By Jeff Rock Twenty years ago, on Jan. 14, 2001, the world’s first modern-day same-sex marriages were celebrated at the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto using a technique called “the reading of the banns,” which allows clergy to legally perform a marriage ceremony and file the paperwork

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Back to the drawing board

By Trudo Lemmens & Leah Krakowitz-Broker It will soon be easier and faster to get a medically assisted death than many disability supports in Canada. To meet the twice-renewed deadline imposed by the Quebec Superior Court in the Truchon case, the federal government is pushing its new Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) bill through

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Lessons

By Stephen Trumper I am not someone who quickly, publicly hurls around terms like “ableism,” “discrimination” and “able‑bodied privilege.” But maybe it’s time to start. As a kid there were days when I seethed with anger about my spinal‑cord disability. I often wanted to curse the world. I was called names, teased, spat on and, […]

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