Greetings! I’m Christian Robicheau, assistant editor at
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca and I just cannot believe how cold February
has been thus far. Brr!!!
Well, I have a very interesting editorial to share with you this week; from
our president Donna J. Jodhan and today she focuses her attention on the
power of monopoly.
I encourage you now to read Donna’s editorial.
Have yourself a great weekend.
The power of monopoly
By Donna J. Jodhan
As I sit here writing this editorial and try as hard as I may, I can’t seem
to find any other words to describe my thoughts today. Some of us have a
hard time dealing with monopolies while there are others who really do not
pay too much attention.
Today I am going to take a few minutes to single out a monopoly entity which
I feel should be singled out for their continuing attitude of disrespect,
discourtesy, and condescension towards Canadians with disabilities.
Especially so towards Canadians who are blind, deaf/blind, and vision
Yes, I am referring to none other than the Greater Toronto Airport
Authority; an entity who over the past too many years continues to treat
persons with disabilities like luggage rather than as Human Beings. Here we
have an entity that downright refuses to mend their ways choosing instead to
say that they are not responsible for what goes on in their own backyard and
blaming it on their contractors.
Sure, they have been taken to court several times over their irresponsible
behaviour but time and time again they have been allowed to get away with
it. Just imagine this!
The Greater Toronto Airport Authority has been given a deadline to carry out
certain processes by the Canadian Transportation Agency but instead of
following instructions what does this renegade entity do? They accuse the
CTA of not being fair and end by saying that it is not their responsibility
as to what has happened let alone being responsible for fixing it.
In the same matter, they are mandated to enter into discussions with other
stakeholders to develop ways to be more assistive to Canadians who are blind
and vision impaired but what do they do? They ignore the entire request
choosing instead to puff out their chests and say what a great Airport they
What we have here is an entity with very deep pockets. One that uses their
deep pockets to buy and bully their way out of corners. An entity that
believes that because of its monopoly; this being that they are Canada’s
largest Airport located in Canada’s largest City, they can do whatever they
want and get away with it.
They are being allowed to get away with things. They continue to violate
and trample upon the rights of Canadians with disabilities, seniors, and the
most vulnerable. They have no respect for these groups and they treat them
as luggage rather than as their rapidly growing bread and butter consumer.
So what to do? I urge readers not to give up. Do as I do and continue to
fight for your rights. Push hard for this present Government to do
something before it is too late. Let’s work together to stop these bullies
Just my two cents for today!
I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific weekend.
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