Bill C-81: Senate Second Reading Debate

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Monday March 18, 2019 On Monday March 18, the Senate resumed Second Debate of Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act. Senator Marilou McPhedran (ISG) said she supports Bill C-81. Senator McPhedran was previously the Chief Commissioner of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission. She said Bill C-81 provides a mechanism for… Read more“Bill C-81: Senate Second Reading Debate”

Canada accedes to the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

News provided by Employment and Social Development Canada Dec 03, 2018, 13:33 ET OTTAWA, Dec. 3, 2018 /CNW/ – The Government of Canada is working to create a truly accessible Canada. Today, as part of these efforts, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, along with the ministers… Read more“Canada accedes to the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3, 2018 Donna Jodhan Barrier-Free Canada   Dear Ms. Jodhan, The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is an opportunity to reflect on progress achieved towards a more fully accessible world, and the distance we still have to go. As you know, one of the Canadian Transportation Agency’s (CTA)… Read more“International Day of Persons with Disabilities”

Donna Jodhan is Presented an award from Elections Canada!

On November 20, Donna J. Jodhan was presented with an award from Elections Canada for her work with the Advisory Group for disability issues where she has been serving since its inception in 2014. Donna wishes to thank Elections Canada for having given her this great and unique opportunity to have been… Read more“Donna Jodhan is Presented an award from Elections Canada!”

Justin Trudeau’s Accessibility Legislation Fails to Meet the Needs of Canadians with Disabilities

November 7, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, ON – This week the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities will vote on amendments to Bill C-81, An Act to Ensure a Barrier-Free Canada. Conservative members of the committee issued the following statement regarding… Read more“Justin Trudeau’s Accessibility Legislation Fails to Meet the Needs of Canadians with Disabilities”

Open Letter re Bill C 81

Open Letter Regarding the Need to Strengthen Bill C-81 – Accessible Canada Act October 30, 2018 Dear Minister Qualtrough and HUMA Committee Members: We the undersigned commend the Federal Government for committing to enact national accessibility legislation.  As provincial and national disability rights organizations, we write to express significant concerns… Read more“Open Letter re Bill C 81”

CCB HUMA Submission

20 James Street Suite 100 Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0T6 Telephone: (613) 567-0311 Fax: (613) 567-2728 Toll Free: 1-877-304-0968 E-mail: ccb@ccbnational.net ccbpresident@ccbnational.net www.ccbnational.net   Canadian Council of the Blind/ Le Conseil Canadien Des Aveugles (CCB)   Brief to Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills, and Social Development and the Status of… Read more“CCB HUMA Submission”