Speech by Gabrielle Peters at today’s Virtual Vigil for the Disability Day of Mourning: We are entering a dangerous time to be a disabled person in Canada. But I repeat this history to remind us it’s always been dangerous to be a disabled person in Canada. The specific threat we face from Bill C-7 is new to us but Canadian culture, laws, and society being a threat to our safety and well-being is not.

“Everyone that goes to work should come home at the end of the day.” On March 13, 2008, an explosion and fire in an autobody shop burned Kyle Hickey all over his body. He died the next day. His family and friends remember him.