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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs up…to BC Labour Minister Harry Bains for introducing legislation to bring overdue changes to the province’s worker compensation system and rebalance the province’s supports for people hurt on the job.
Source: The Tyee

Thumbs down…to P&O Cruises for ordering two blind passengers to leave the ship before it left the harbour, citing “health and safety reasons”. After forcing the unhappy cruisers to leave in a hurry, P&O offered them a full refund after initially charging the pair a cancellation fee.
Source: Business Insider

Thumbs up…to deaf Sign language performer and university student, Justine Miles for not only going viral at the Super Bowl half time show but also for being chosen for the cover of the May issue of Vogue.

Thumbs up…to Delta Flight Products, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines that was “established to re-think aircraft interiors” has announced its backing of the Air4All wheelchair securement system on commercial jets.

Thumbs down…to the Sudbury teacher for allegedly punishing a special needs student with what she termed a “boot camp” at her own home at the request of his parents. She is accused of abusing a student verbally and psychologically, and committing acts, “that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional.”

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