Saturday, April 1, 2017

"He died a painful 13th-century death, while being looked after by a giant business entity that is making a ton of money on the basis of its promise to deliver reliable, professional health care to our parents," DeKervor said Wednesday in a release. "He deserved better than this."---------Background Revera Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) since 2006. PSP Investments is a Crown corporation established by Parliament by the Public Sector Pension Investment Board Act in 1999.-------

I began the work of invisibility
and making visible
these seniors and handicapped citizens
who are waiting for discovery
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I put down the words
almost every day

and I waited for the work
to show itself to me

I wasn't sure
what the work would be

but I was patient
and I watched the blue sky

for clues and signs
of the delivery

one day the work opened itself to me
it was not glamorous

and it did require proof
but I began any way

as a stay at home mummy
I had to take what was given

I began the work of invisibility
and making visible

these seniors and handicapped citizens
who are waiting for discovery

I opened the facilities to you all
and now what will you all do with the news I bring?

what will you all do
with the stories of the families?

will you tell me
that these events are the statistically acceptable cases

of failures in the system?
if you believe this

then speak to the families
of these seniors and say these words to them

maybe they will understand your ignorance
as for me  I keep writing the stories of discrimination

and second class citizenship
that is accepted by the investors of Revera

for why would we expect change
when the federal government itself

is invested in this chain?
the stories I bring to you

are the stories you must think over
and then decide how you will alter what is

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https://www.appointments-nominations.gc.ca/prflOrg.asp?OrgID=SPI&lang=eng

Organization Profile - Public Sector Pension Investment Board

Public Sector Pension Investment Board



Crown Corporation (Exempt from Part X of the FAA)

Minister Responsible

President of the Treasury Board

Mandate

The mandate of Public Sector Pension Investment Board is to manage employer and employee contributions made after April 1, 2000 to the federal Public Service, the Canadian Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police pension funds.

Head Office

Montreal, Quebec

Appointment Provisions

Public Sector Pension Investment Board Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/P-31.7/page-3.html#docContThe Board shall be managed by a board of directors of 11 eleven directors, including the Chairperson.

Each director shall be appointed by the Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister, to hold office during good behaviour for the term, not exceeding four years, that will ensure, as far as possible, the expiry in any one year of the terms of office of not more than one half of the directors.

A director is eligible for reappointment for one or more additional terms of office. The Governor in Council may remove a director for cause.

If a person ceases to be a director during the term for which the person was appointed, the Minister shall consult the list established by the nominating committee and shall appoint a qualified person to hold office as a director for the remainder of the term.

The Governor in Council shall, on the recommendation of the Minister after the Minister has consulted with the board of directors, the Minister of National Defence and the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, designate one of the directors as Chairperson to hold office during good behaviour. The Governor in Council may remove the Chairperson for cause.

The Chairperson shall preside at all meetings of the board of directors and may exercise the powers and perform the duties and functions that are specified by the board of directors.

If the Chairperson is absent at any meeting of the board of directors, one of the directors present who is chosen to so act by the directors present shall preside and have all the powers, duties and functions of the Chairperson.

If the Chairperson is incapable of performing his or her duties or there is a vacancy in the office of Chairperson, the Minister may designate another director to exercise the powers and perform the duties and functions of the Chairperson.

The recommendation of the Minister shall be made from the list of qualified candidates proposed by the nominating committee. The Minister shall establish a nominating committee to establish a list of qualified candidates for proposed appointment as directors. The committee shall consist of eight members appointed as follows:
  • an independent chairperson appointed by the Minister after consulting with the Minister of National Defence and the Solicitor General of Canada;
  • two members appointed by the Minister, after the Minister has received recommendations from the advisory committee, referred to in section 41 of the Public Service Superannuation Act, one of whom must represent persons employed in the Public Service;
  • one member appointed by the Minister who is in receipt of a pension under any of the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act, the Public Service Superannuation Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act;
  • two members appointed by the Minister of National Defence after that Minister has received recommendations from the advisory committee referred to in section 49.1 of the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act; and
  • two members appointed by the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness after that Minister has received recommendations from the advisory committee referred to in section 25.1 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act.
The members of the nominating committee hold office for five years and are eligible for reappointment for one or more additional terms. The Minister who appoints a member may remove that member at any time.

If no person is appointed to take office as a director on the expiry of the term of an incumbent director, the incumbent director continues in office until a successor is appointed.

Eligibility/Conflicts

The following persons are disqualified from being directors: a person who is less than 18 years of age; a person who is of unsound mind and has been so found by a court in Canada or elsewhere; a person who has the status of a bankrupt; a person who is not a natural person; a person who is an agent or employee of Her Majesty in right of Canada; a person who is a member of the Senate or House of Commons of Canada or a member of a provincial legislature; a person who: (i) is entitled to or has been granted a pension benefit under the Public Service Superannuation Act, the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act, (ii) is entitled to or has been granted a superannuation or pension benefit of a prescribed kind that is payable out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund and is chargeable to a Superannuation Account or another account in the accounts of Canada or is payable out of a fund, or (iii) is subject to a superannuation or pension fund or plan under which he or she may become entitled to a benefit referred to in subparagraph (i) or (ii); a person who is an agent or employee of the government of a foreign country or any political subdivision of a foreign country; and a person who is not a resident of Canada.

Consultation

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board Act specifies that the Governor in Council shall, on the recommendation of the Minister after the Minister has consulted with the board of directors, the Minister of National Defence and the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, designate one of the directors as Chairperson.

Auditor

The auditor of a Crown Corporation shall be appointed annually by the Governor in Council, after the appropriate Minister has consulted the Board of Directors of the corporation, and may be removed at any time by the Governor in Council, after the appropriate Minister has consulted the Board.

The Auditor General of Canada shall be appointed by the Governor in Council as the auditor, or a joint auditor, of each Crown Corporation, unless the Auditor General waives the requirement of being so appointed.

An auditor of a Crown Corporation is eligible for reappointment on the expiration of the auditor’s appointment.

If an auditor of a Crown Corporation is not appointed to take office on the expiration of the appointment of an incumbent auditor, the incumbent auditor continues in office until a successor is appointed.

A person is disqualified from being appointed or re-appointed or continuing as an auditor of the corporation if that person is not independent of the corporation, any of its affiliates, or the directors or officers of the corporation or any of its affiliates. Expenses reimbursed in accordance with policies and procedures of the Corporation.

Remuneration

Chairperson and Director

  • Fixed by By-Law

Director

  • Fixed by By-Law

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairperson and Director
Mueller, Michael
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2006-12-18
2018-01-29
Directors
Barker, Cheryl
Canmore, Alberta
During Good Behaviour
2006-12-18
2018-01-29
Bean, Diane
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2010-06-18
2018-10-29
Bouchard, Micheline
Montréal, Quebec
During Good Behaviour
2011-09-29
2019-09-28
Courville, Léon
Lac-Brome, Quebec
During Good Behaviour
2007-03-05
2019-09-28
Garven, Garnet
Regina, Saskatchewan
During Good Behaviour
2011-09-29
2019-09-28
Glynn, Martin
Vancouver, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2014-01-30
2018-01-29
Haight, Lynn
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2010-01-14
2018-01-29
Hodgson, Timothy
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2013-12-17
2017-12-16
MacKinnon, William A.
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2010-01-14
2018-03-05
1 Vacant Position
Auditor
Deloitte LLP
Montréal, Quebec
Removable at any time
For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016.
2008-11-28
Joint Auditor
Auditor General of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
Removable at any time
For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016.
2007-04-05
Auditor (Revera Inc.)
Deloitte LLP
Toronto, Ontario
Removable at any time
For the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015.
2011-03-03
Auditor (Infragas Norge AS)
KPMG AS
Stavanger, Outside Canada
Removable at any time
For the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015.
2016-11-10
Auditor (PSPIB Colcondor S.A.S.)
Ernst & Young Audit S.A.S.
Bogota, Outside Canada
Removable at any time
For the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015.
2016-11-10
Auditor (PSP Finco Inc.)
Deloitte LLP
Montréal, Quebec
Removable at any time
For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016.
2016-11-10
Auditor (PSPIB Losandes S.A.S.)
Ernst & Young Audit S.A.S.
Bogota, Outside Canada
Removable at any time
For the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015.
2016-11-10
Auditor (PSPIB-RE Summit Inc.)
Deloitte LLP
Montréal, Quebec
Removable at any time
For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016.
2016-11-10
Auditor (World Airport Partners Management GmbH)
Deloitte & Touche GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Düsseldorf, Outside Canada
Removable at any time
For the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015.
2016-11-10
Auditor (AviAlliance GmbH)
Deloitte & Touche GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Düsseldorf, Outside Canada
Removable at any time
For the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015.
2016-11-10
Auditor (Global Noray, S.L.U.)
PricewaterhouseCoopers Auditores, S. L.
Madrid, Outside Canada
Removable at any time
For the fiscal year ending February 28, 2016.
2016-11-10
Auditor (PSPIB Waiheke Inc.)
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Auckland, Outside Canada
Removable at any time
For the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015.
2016-11-10
Auditor (Global Herd NZ Limited)
Ernst & Young
Christchurch, Outside Canada
Removable at any time
For the fiscal year ending May 31, 2016.
2016-11-10
Auditor (Green Meadows Farm Company Limited)
Ernst & Young
Christchurch, Outside Canada
Removable at any time
For the fiscal year ending May 31, 2016.
2016-11-10
Total vacancies: 1




http://www.investpsp.com/pdf/info-source-revera-en.pdf


Background Revera Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) since 2006. PSP Investments is a Crown corporation established by Parliament by the Public Sector Pension Investment Board Act in 1999.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/lawsuit-against-revera-nursing-homes-says-father-died-from-lack-of-care-1.3812577

Lawsuit against Revera Nursing Homes says father died from lack of care

Allegations include negligent care, inadequate investigations and failure to meet ministry care standards

By Natalie Nanowski, Andrea Janus, CBC News Posted: Oct 20, 2016 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 20, 2016 5:36 PM ET
Arthur Ross Jones was a resident at Main Street Terrace, a Revera nursing home in Toronto. His family alleges he fell twice at the facility but was left to suffer with pressure sores with no medication or assessments. Two weeks after the first fall, he would be found unresponsive with a stage IV ulcer.
Arthur Ross Jones was a resident at Main Street Terrace, a Revera nursing home in Toronto. His family alleges he fell twice at the facility but was left to suffer with pressure sores with no medication or assessments. Two weeks after the first fall, he would be found unresponsive with a stage IV ulcer. (Submitted by Amani Oakley)
A multi-million dollar class-action lawsuit has been launched against Revera Nursing Homes after a woman says her father died from an infected bed sore that went unnoticed and festered into an oozing stage-four ulcer. 
Amani Oakley, the lawyer leading the suit, says the father of her client, Lori DeKervor, was taken to hospital in May 2014 after being found unresponsive in his room at the Main Street Terrace nursing home in Toronto's east end.
Arthur Ross Jones, who went by "Ross," was a resident at Main Street Terrace for about 11 months. His family alleges he fell twice at the facility but was never examined by a doctor and was left to suffer with pressure sores that resulted from him being bed-bound. Two weeks after his first fall on May 12, he was found unresponsive. He died about a month later on June 8, 2014.
"He died a painful 13th-century death, while being looked after by a giant business entity that is making a ton of money on the basis of its promise to deliver reliable, professional health care to our parents," DeKervor said Wednesday in a release. "He deserved better than this."
During a news conference at Queen's Park on Thursday, DeKervor said she was told about her father's falls but was assured by staff that they were minor. She then got a call saying that he had pneumonia. She flew in from San Diego and found her dad in pain.
"He would be screaming and moaning," DeKervor said. "Sometimes he would say, 'stop the suffering.' And I just didn't feel that pneumonia would cause that kind of agony." 
She also noticed a bad odour in her father's room. She stripped him of his clothes and found the oozing wound on his backside. She asked the doctor what it was, and she was told it was a sacral ulcer.
"I had never been made aware that this wound existed," she said. "And I was shocked."
After DeKervor returned home she reviewed her father's medical records. She found that the only pain medication that had been ordered for him was Tylenol. Oakley said there is no evidence he ever received it.
"This is something you would think would happen in some sort of developing country where there are no medical supplies, or in some sort of camp in a war-torn country," DeKervor said. "This isn't something that would happen here."

Allegations include negligent care, inadequate investigations

Currently, DeKervor is the only name on the class-action suit, but Oakley anticipates others will join. On Thursday, Oakley said her office has received numerous calls from people inquiring about the legal action.
In the last few years, the lawyer says her firm has received numerous complaints regarding Revera Nursing Homes and that's why she decided to launch a suit against the company. The allegations against the company include negligent care, inadequate investigations and failure to meet ministry care standards.
Oakley also alleges that paperwork and assessments required by Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long-term Care when falls happen in nursing homes were not done.
"Revera is not being taken by surprise here," Oakley told reporters Thursday. "Revera has had notice of these concerns for years and years and years, whether it be directly from relatives who've complained, the residents who've complained or media stories."
The statement of claim was issued by the court in June, Oakley said, and Revera was served earlier this week.

Company says case has no merit

The system currently in place in Canadian courts is not sufficient to respond to concerns like DeKorver's, Oakley said Wednesday. "Courts award very little for pain and suffering. If a person passes away from their injuries, their case drops down to very small numbers because there's no major care component."
During Thursday's news conference, Oakley explained that in a civil action, the court seeks to assign a monetary amount to pain and suffering, loss of income and other factors. But for seniors, some of those factors no longer apply, such as loss of income because they are likely no longer working, future care costs because of their age, or their ability to care for dependents. 
As she considered taking on the case, Oakley said her office's investigation into the company turned up numerous reports similar to Jones's experience.
"We found quite a number of instances of cases of Revera residents being injured, being left unattended, being allowed to fall. Serious situations. For example, one woman ended up with maggots in a wound in a Revera nursing home," Oakley said.
Revera owns homes across the country and says that it provides proper care to its residents.  
"As this matter is before the courts, and with respect for the system and for all parties involved, we cannot speak to the specifics of the lawsuit," said John Beaney, vice president of operations for Revera Ontario.
"We do not believe, however, that this case has merit and intend to participate in the court process."
On Thursday, Oakley called the lawsuit "a game-changer" and the first of its kind in Canada.
"I think that given the sheer magnitude of people coming forward with concerns, it makes sense to join up as a group and see if we can resolve this thing as a group."



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