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Saturday, 31 March 2012

Canadian Association for Community Living Complains to Global Television

The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) wrote an open letter of complaint on March 30 to Global Television regarding it's "16 x 9" program. Specifically, CACL was upset with reporting in a segment in a episode of "16 x 9" regarding whether family members should have the right to take the life of a person with severe disabilities.

The Canadian Association for Community Living's Concerns


CACL is one of the largest support/advocacy agencies for people with intellectual disabilities for people with intellectual disabilities in Canada. It oversees a network of ACLs at the provincial level, which in turn oversee ACLs in most cities and towns. I read the CACL's letter to Global, and their concerns run along the same lines as mine (http://www.girlwiththecane.com/annette-corriveau/). I'm glad that an organization with their influence is speaking up.

The full text of their letter to Global is here:  http://www.cacl.ca/news-stories/blog/open-letter-and-formal-complaint-global-tv-biased-damaging-media-coverage

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