Canadian Transportation Agency Announces Plans to Enhance Accessibility of Canada’s National Transportation System

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PR Newswire June 21, 2019 GATINEAU, QC, June 21, 2019 / CNW / – Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act , which received Royal Assent today, will provide the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) with new tools to help advance the accessibility of the national transportation system. Once in force, this… Read more“Canadian Transportation Agency Announces Plans to Enhance Accessibility of Canada’s National Transportation System”

A Decade to Remember. Minister Qualtrough Champions Into Law Bill C-81 – The “Accessible Canada Act”

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In 2010 Canada became a signatur on the United Nations convention On the Rights Of Persons With Disabilities. Then In 2017 Canada completed it’s obligatory commitment when it acceded to the Optional Protocol to this United Nations convention. This week Minister Qualtrough championed into law Bill C-81 – the “Accessible… Read more“A Decade to Remember. Minister Qualtrough Champions Into Law Bill C-81 – The “Accessible Canada Act””

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”

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”

Latest News on Board Director of Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Charlene Young

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See the latest on Board Director of Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Charlene Young. Charlene joined our board in May 2018 and is fast becoming a rising star! Police Diversity: Number of Staff with Disabilities Still Below Target https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/police-diversity-people-with-disabilities Excerpt: Charlene Young, who now works for CNIB, worked… Read more“Latest News on Board Director of Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Charlene Young”

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”