Bill C-81: Adoption Amendments and Third Reading in the Senate

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Wednesday May 8, 2019 Senator Petitclerc moved the adoption of the report on Bill C-81 with amendments and observations from the SOCI Committee. She said that the Committee heard from 20 witnesses and received more than 70 emails over their 4 meetings to study the bill. Based on the testimony,… Read more“Bill C-81: Adoption Amendments and Third Reading in the Senate”

Open Letter on the Need to Swiftly Pass All Senate Amendments to Bill C-81 – Accessible Canada Act

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Open Letter on the Need to Swiftly Pass All Senate Amendments to Bill C-81 – Accessible Canada Act To: All Members of Parliament Date: May 16, 2019 The undersigned national, provincial and local disability groups ask all Members of Parliament to commit to swiftly pass all the amendments to Bill… Read more“Open Letter on the Need to Swiftly Pass All Senate Amendments to Bill C-81 – Accessible Canada Act”

Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Clause by Clause Amendments May 2, 2019

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The following information is being provided in an accessible PDF format in order to preserve it’s original formatting and visual style. Please access this document using the link below. Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Clause by Clause Amendments May 2, 2019 http://barrierfreecanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/C-81-SSCOSASAT-CBCA-05-02-2019.pdf Photo Alt: The Center… Read more“Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Clause by Clause Amendments May 2, 2019”

Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology May 1, 2019

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The following information is being provided in an accessible PDF format in order to preserve its original formatting and visual style. Please access this document using the link below. Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology May 1, 2019 http://barrierfreecanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/C-81-SSCOSASAT-Meeting-05-01-2019.pdf Photo Alt: Close up of a beautiful fountain… Read more“Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology May 1, 2019”

Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Asked To Appear via Video Link to the Senate Standing Committee on May 1st 2019 at 5:15 PM

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Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières is delighted to share that we have been asked to appear via video link on May 1st 2019 at 5:15 PM. Originally, our invitation to appear on April 11th 2019 had been rescinded. We would like to thank those who helped to make… Read more“Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Asked To Appear via Video Link to the Senate Standing Committee on May 1st 2019 at 5:15 PM”

BFC-CSB Speaking Notes for Presentation to the Senate Standing Committee April 11, 2019

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BFC-CSB Speaking Notes for Presentation to the Senate Standing Committee April 11 2019 Introduction Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières is a grass roots non-partisan organization. We were founded in late 2014 and we were instrumental in kick starting the campaign for the Canadian Government to pass Legislation to… Read more“BFC-CSB Speaking Notes for Presentation to the Senate Standing Committee April 11, 2019”

Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Second Meeting to Study Bill C-81 April 10, 2019

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Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Second meeting to Study Bill C-81 April 10, 2019 Witnesses (Panel One): – Christianne Laziner, Vice Chairperson, Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) – Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner, Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) – Catherine Ebbs, Chairperson, Federal Public Sector Labour… Read more“Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Second Meeting to Study Bill C-81 April 10, 2019”

Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Thanks Senator Jim Munson

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We at Barrier free Canada – Canada sans Barrières would like to express our gratitude to Senator Jim Munson for having tried to have us included in the list of witnesses to appear in front of the Senate standing Committee on Bill C81. We would also like to applaud his… Read more“Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Thanks Senator Jim Munson”

Barrier Free Canada Dumbfounded by Senate Standing Committee Invitation Withdrawal

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We at Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières are totally dumbfounded, confused, and extremely concerned and disappointed this morning and we truly hope that the following situation is rectified as soon as possible! On April 1, 2019 we received an invitation from the Clerk of the Senate Standing Committee… Read more“Barrier Free Canada Dumbfounded by Senate Standing Committee Invitation Withdrawal”

Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology First Meeting to Study Bill C-81 April 3, 2019

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Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology First Meeting to Study Bill C-81 April 3, 2019 Appearing: – The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility Witnesses: – James Van Raalte, Director General, Accessibility Secretariat (ESDC) – Benoit Gendron, Director, Accessibility Secretariat… Read more“Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology First Meeting to Study Bill C-81 April 3, 2019”