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Thursday, October 10, 2013


Posted on Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 9:03 AM

First of all, Yes, I admit, I GREW UP in Ontario, a shitty city called Hamilton..

I am multiply disabled.. wheelchair & legally blind/hearing impaired.

I TRIED to do research before coming here, I LOVE Dartmouth! but the asshat IA/MSI workers wont give ANY information in emails or over the phone, I TRIED FOR 7 MONTHS! as did my ODSP worker.. to no avail..

This place is amazing, except for the god awful attitude towards those with multiple disabilities & the ass-backwards attitude towards those who ARE wanting to work! I have been trying to find a job since I got here 16 months ago, NOTHING, not even Target, not even the CNIB does much, especially for those that WANT to work, the YMCA refuses to help those with disabilities, ( except for a ass old (with tiny monitor), computer) There is NO WHERE for a physically disabled woman to stay if she's homeless.. of 14 soup kitchens, only 2 are properly wheelchair accessible..

I came here to 'hang up' my ""accessibility advocate for 20 years hat"" retire & try to find a job, marry the love of my life & settle in a place for the rest of my life..

not a fucking chance!

I'm fed up with the lame ass excuses that I'm faced with, from EVERYONE!!

holy fuck Halifax, PLEASE realise that tourists with disabilities are people too! ( NOT 1 tourist 'sightseeing' bus is accessible, nor are the cruises, harbour hopper, whale watching, & forget about even dreaming of getting around the maritimes without a car if your legally blind & forced to use a wheelchair, holy hell, Maritime bus has NO wheelchair accessible buses whatsoever!!

I'm tired, REALLY tired of fighting a province that is SO determined to stay in the last century!!

We are both legally blind, we are forced to live on $1048, max rent allowance is $570, no hydro coverage, only 3 of 9 needed medications are covered & forget it if you need a white cane!!

Also the amount of blatant discrimination by volunteering jobs & paid jobs as well as the Halifax Housing help centre, is just DISGUSTING!!

I'm sorry, but I LOVE HFX, I LOVE Dartmouth, I LOVE the maritimes, but since you all are a pack of XENOPHOBIC pricks, I'm going back toi my home province.. —deafblindwheels

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