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Peter McClure of Spruce Grove, Alta. is dying but he still is having difficulty getting disability from CPP because of the ineptness and stupidity of our federal government.

Dying Alberta man fights with social security tribunal for disability benefits

An Alberta man dying of lung and rectal cancer has been seeking Canada Pension Plan disability benefits for 18 months after being told by officials that he doesn't qualify because his condition isn't serious enough.

Navigating a campus, figuring out bus and LRT schedules and even taking notes can be difficult tasks for students with disabilities. For those that gain admission to programs in the city's post secondary institutions, help is available.

In Alberta, children in grades have access to educational assistants and individualized programs, as Chris did, but at 18 the adult world of post-secondary education offers fewer supports and much more frustration.

'Step back' from housing rules aimed solely at people with disabilities, report urges

'Step back' from housing rules aimed solely at people with disabilities, report urges

A report aimed at making housing safer for people living with severe disabilities was presented Wednesday to Human Services Minister Irfan Sabir, six months after the government repealed the previous regulations.

'Maybe something just cracked': Calgary mother charged in disabled daughter's death - Apr 27, 2016

'Maybe something just cracked': Neighbour shocked after mother charged in disabled daughter's death

" That's how a shocked neighbour describes a Calgary mother charged in her severely disabled daughter's death, amid allegations that she failed to properly care for her.

Longtime soldier says military pushed him out due to his mental illness - Apr 11, 2016

Discharged soldier says military ignored toll his mental illness took

Longtime soldier says military pushed him out due to his mental illness - Apr 2016

Suicide of Calgary police officer puts focus on mental health and stress - Apr 4, 2016

'Police officers are human beings': Force offers support to members after colleague's suicide

Suicide of Calgary police officer puts focus on mental health and stress - Apr 2016

Albertans want more done to help kids with special needs but many aren't aware of struggles: poll - Mar 30, 2016

Albertans want more done to help kids with special needs but many aren't aware of struggles: poll - Mar 2016

Calgary mother calls disability benefits rejection 'heartbreaking' - Mar 7, 2016

Advocacy group believes lack of understanding means some families overlooked for federal help

After being rejected for the disability tax credit, a Calgary mother is calling on the federal government to change how it deals with special benefits for rare diseases.

Alberta home safety talks 'positive,' says disability advocate - Mar 1, 2016

Alberta home safety talks 'positive,' says disability advocate - Mar 2016

Calgary orthotics practitioner claims patients at risk over paperwork issue

Calgary orthotics practitioner claims patients at risk over paperwork issue

A Calgary orthotics practitioner says the provincial government is putting his patients at risk, and himself out of business, over what he thinks is simply a paperwork glitch.

City of Calgary launches emergency guide for persons with disabilities | Metro News

City of Calgary launches emergency guide for persons with disabilities

An accessibility advocate has raised concern about whether the Blatchford development will have 'visitable' homes.

Private homes are exempt from accessibility guidelines under the Alberta Human Rights Act.

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