A Personal Perspective By Andrew Johnson, Consultant & Notary Public

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Introduction I (Donna Jodhan) first met Andrew Johnson in the early 1990s when I asked him to become my personal lawyer, and over the years he has become more than just my personal lawyer. Today, Andrew is my mentor and sounding board! I recently asked him to share his perspectives… Read more“A Personal Perspective By Andrew Johnson, Consultant & Notary Public”

Sharing My Hopes for the Accessible Canada Act Contributed by Penny Leclair

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Since this new act relates to federal jurisdiction, my hopes for the difference it should bring to my life, as a senior who is deafblind. I often must travel with a guide or with my guide dog. For purchasing a ticket I must do this via phone, and under-go lengthy… Read more“Sharing My Hopes for the Accessible Canada Act Contributed by Penny Leclair”

Canadian Transportation Agency Launches a New Confidential Toll-Free Accessibility Help Line at +1 (844) 943-0273

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The disability community and persons with disabilities now have new tools available to help them exercise their right to an accessible transportation network. In support of the implementation of the new Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has launched a new confidential toll-free Accessibility… Read more“Canadian Transportation Agency Launches a New Confidential Toll-Free Accessibility Help Line at +1 (844) 943-0273”

Accessibility App Receives Cash Injection To Help More Canadians With Disabilities Accessnow Will Receive $2.7M From The Federal Government

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An accessibility application that aims to break down barriers facing Canadians with disabilities has received a major boost in funding from Ottawa. AccessNow, an online platform that uses crowd-sourced information to show how mobility-friendly buildings and public transit are, will receive $2.7 million in investment from the federal government. Carla… Read more“Accessibility App Receives Cash Injection To Help More Canadians With Disabilities Accessnow Will Receive $2.7M From The Federal Government”

Rallies And Events Held Around Ontario To Protest Legal Aid Cuts Lives Are In The Balance, Says Director Of Parkdale Community Legal Services

Image. The Parkdale Community Legal Services march on the morning of July 30th 2019. Events are being held province-wide in protest of the April 2019 budget's cut to Legal Aid Ontario.

Legal clinics around Ontario are holding co-ordinated events on Tuesday to protest provincial cuts to Legal Aid Ontario. In April, the Progressive Conservative government slashed nearly 30 per cent of the organization’s budget and said that it could no longer use provincial funds for refugee and immigration cases. To draw… Read more“Rallies And Events Held Around Ontario To Protest Legal Aid Cuts Lives Are In The Balance, Says Director Of Parkdale Community Legal Services”