Stadium & statue
Every morning when I open my eyes I see my wheelchair. It is my main form of mobility due to an illness. Like most disabled people, I face major obstacles on a daily basis. I call it The Un-accessibility of Accessibility. I believed that the NS government working on Bill 59 would help provide a more liveable environment for the disabled to function in, but they are failing their task and I still feel like a second-class citizen.
Businesses are willingly ready to give financial support to build a sports stadium, yet cry poor at placing accessible washrooms in their workplaces. The shortage of accessible parking spots will become greater when they are used for “smoking areas.” Over $200 million (at least) will be needed from taxpayers to build this stadium. Yet there’s no talk of increasing the health care budget to raise the number of long-term care beds that are desperately needed.
According to “statistics,” less than eight percent of Nova Scotians want a stadium. Nova Scotia has a 20 percent disabled population. These people have problems trying to get transportation to see their doctors. Taxpayers’ money should be used to help taxpayers, not make profits for taxpayers’ companies. I do not have a lot of confidence/respect in a government that has not solved the Edward Cornwallis statue problem. The statue is still hidden somewhere in a closet. I wonder where taxpayers’ problems will end up.