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"Report on Assisted Living in British Columbia"
BCLI Report no. 72
BRITISH COLUMBIA LAW INSTITUTE, British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI)
There is a spectrum of housing options for older adults in British Columbia, with independent living on one end and long term residential care on the other. The middle point in the spectrum is assisted living, which combines elements of independent living with some personal and health care services.
The legislative framework for assisted living is relatively rudimentary, having been enacted when this form of housing was very new in British Columbia. It does not adequately address many problems and realities faced by residents and operators of assisted living facilities. This report was generated following a process of consultation with residents in assisted living, operators of facilities, regulators, housing funders, and the care industry. It reviews the provincial legislative framework for assisted living, analyzes its deficiencies, and makes recommendations for reform in numerous areas. The report contains a discussion of an appropriate statutory definition of assisted living and the optimal approach to regulation of this type of housing in the province. Legislative changes are recommended in relation to tenancy, consumer rights (including the concept of a "residents’ bill of rights"), privacy, health and safety, employment, regulatory enforcement powers, and dispute resolution.
"Veterans' Political Activism in China"
Modern China, Forthcoming
NEIL J DIAMANT, Dickinson College
KEVIN J. O'BRIEN, University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
This article examines protest, petitioning, lawsuits, open letters, blogging and other forms of activism by Chinese veterans. Moving beyond images of heroic soldiers in the official media, and the near absence of reporting on veterans’ problems, we draw mainly on blog posts and military websites where veterans share their experiences of post-army life. We find that, overall, veterans have had difficulty adjusting to the economic, social, cultural and political changes of the reform era, with many of them finding themselves left behind as other groups have forged ahead. Veterans complain about poverty, unresolved medical problems,small pensions, and lack of respect for their contributions to the nation. Not a few have experienced terrible indignities at the hands of security officials and a leadership that is bent on preventing any interest group formation that might ameliorate veterans’ problems.
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