Ageism Used to Facilitate Tax Grab and Business Profiteering: Senior Drivers Abused

Attached article that ran in the Calgary Herald that is right on the money about the financial, mental and emotional abuse of senior drivers happening in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.

Health Canada has shown that when senior drivers lose their driver’s license, depression, anxiety, mental illness and addictions increase dramatically, as does the negative impacts on finances and reduced social activities.  This suggests that the provincial governments of Ontario, BC and Alberta who are facilitating the simultaneous tax grab and enrichment of a private corporation called DriveAble is unlawful and a disgrace.

Elder Advocates of Alberta have been fighting this disgraceful behavior on the part of the provincial government.  

ANY TESTING THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH DRIVING ABILITY IS A SURE SCHEME TO DEPRIVE THE TESTEE FROM THEIR DRIVER’S LICENSES, THEIR LIVELIHOODS, THEIR SOCIAL STRUCTURE, THEIR LIFESTYLE…AND LET’S NOT FORGET FROM THEIR MONEY!

Another Calgary Herald article called “Seniors Tests Have Nothing to do With Driving Ability” calls it as it is.  And the Calgary Herald polls show that almost 70% of those who voted felt these tests were plain and simply discrimination on the basis of age….completely against the law.

Sign the Petition now:  http://www.randyhilliermpp.com/petition_seniors_testing

  • Gregory Le Grand

    I am looking at your driver statistics page and you underline this statement “NOW, for the JUSTIFICATION GIVEN BY THE ONTARIO MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION FOR INTRODUCING THIS LEGISLATION: July 22, 2014 email from Ryan Bailey, Team Leader, Special Projects MOT Ontario can be seen here …’

    Hower, there is no active link. Thanks.

    • Grace Joubarne

      Thanks Gregory for letting us know….it is now properly linked to Ryan Bailey’s letter.