9.09.2011

most insane nation on earth bars entry to mentally ill canadians

This story is disturbing on so many levels! Why are health records of some Canadians being given to the US Department of Homeland Security??? Read it here: Canadians with mental illnesses denied U.S. entry.

In this story, Stanley Stylianos, program manager for the Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office, says Canadians should be outraged that people’s mental health information is shared across the border. Yes. We should be. I am. I hope you are.

I have a vague memory of an unrelated story that tangentially mentioned a database of people who use anti-depressant medication. If anybody remembers that story, please leave a comment or email me.

2 comments:

Torontonian said...

And yet, the US still allows in crackpot evangelicals and politicians from other countries. What gives?

laura k said...

And yet, the US still allows in crackpot evangelicals and politicians from other countries. What gives?

Yeah, you'd think all the crackpot evangelical and politician positions would be filled by USians, plus a long wait list. But it's the land of opportunity: IOIYAC (related to IOIYAR).