... a recent GLB [Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual] complaint against Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, submitted to the Canadian Human Rights Commission last month.
In the complaint, available here, the complainants say they don't receive equitable levels of programming support from Health Canada, compared with support for the general population or other minorities. The GLB complaint reveals a significant increase in health problems within the GLB communities. To quote only a few from their submission:
· "... gay/bisexual men have a life expectancy 20 years less than the average man in Canada";
· "..lesbians have higher rates of breast cancer"; and
· "within the area of HIV/AIDS that the inequities in Health Canada and Public Health Agency of Canada policies and programs vis-à-vis GLB people are most clearly illustrated... If one uses Statistic Canada's figure of 1.7% for the percentage of the population that is GLB..., the infection rate is 26 times higher than the general population."
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
The latest CHP communique alerts us to the following:
... let the reader draw his own conclusions...