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