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Jonathan Marchand is one of the thousands of young disabled people living in long-term care. But Marchand doesn’t want to fix the system. He doesn’t think it can be reformed. Marchand is an abolitionist. For a century and a half, Canada has hidden away disabled people in institutions where they were neglected and abused. Is long-term care just the latest incarnation of this dark history?

 

COMMONS: Pandemic is currently focusing on how COVID-19 is affecting long-term care in Canada.

Featured in this episode: Jonathan Marchand, Sharon J. Riley (The Walrus), Kenneth Jackson (APTN News), Madeline Burghardt, Dustin Galer

 

To learn more:

“When Is a Senior No Longer Capable of Making Their Own Decisions?” by Sharon J. Riley in The Walrus

“‘Sitting duck’: Disabled woman, 27, lives in Toronto seniors home with COVID-19 outbreak” by Kenneth Jackson in APTN News

Working Towards Equity: Disability Rights Activism and Employment in Late Twentieth-Century by Dustin Galer

Broken: Institutions, Families, and the Construction of Intellectual Disability by Madeline Burghardt 

Hope Is Not a Plan

 

This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks

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