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No free airplane seats for obese passengers

Posted by Colin Rose on December 11, 2008

Does alcohol addiction count as a disability? Do we excuse homicide by drunk drivers because they are “disabled”. Obesity is caused by addiction to junk food and warrants no more sympathy than alcoholism. Certainly, there is no reason people who can control junk food addiction should pay higher plane fares to accomodate those who can’t.

 


No free airplane seats for obese passengers

The Gazette
08 Dec 2008

Disabled Canadians scored a welcome victory last month when the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a regulation requiring airlines to provide free domestic flights for attendants travelling with the severely disabled. Airlines insist that certain…read more…

 

 

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Obesity weighs on legal minds

Posted by Colin Rose on November 23, 2008

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Does she have a congenital or accidental disability?

Obesity is caused by addiction to junk food. Obesity is no more a disability that alcoholism. Would we acquit a drunk driver of causing a fatal accident because s/he had the disability of alcoholism?


Obesity weighs on legal minds SHARON KIRKEY CANWEST NEWS SERVICE The Gazette 23 Nov 2008 Peter Mathisen told his murder trial he couldn’t remember exactly what happened between the time he fell on his wife and the time he got off her, when he realized she was no longer moving. His appeal lawyer is launching an accident defense, citing…read more…

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