La mesure législative de Justin Trudeau sur l’accessibilité ne répond pas aux besoins des Canadiens handicapés

7 novembre 2018 POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE   OTTAWA (Ontario) – Cette semaine, le Comité permanent des ressources humaines, du développement des compétences, du développement social et de la condition des personnes handicapées votera sur des amendements au projet de loi C-81, la Loi visant à faire du Canada un pays exempt d’obstacles.  Les membres conservateurs du comitéContinue reading La mesure législative de Justin Trudeau sur l’accessibilité ne répond pas aux besoins des Canadiens handicapés

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 the legislation:   “Justin TrudeauContinue reading 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 regarding Bill C-81. The followingContinue reading 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 Persons with Disabilities/ Comité peramentContinue reading CCB HUMA Submission

C-81 Speech CHRC

Speaking Notes, Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner, Canadian Human Rights Commission Presentation to the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities  Thursday, October 4, 2018 Ottawa, Ontario CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Good morning, Thank you for inviting the Canadian Human Rights Commission to take partContinue reading C-81 Speech CHRC

Bill C81 Parliamentary Summary

Bill C-81 Legislative Debate Summary September 19, 2018 Yesterday, Wednesday September 19, 2018, Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act was debated for the first time in the House of Commons. Minister Carla Qualtrough opened the debate by reflecting on her own experiences as a woman with sight loss. Minister Qualtrough explained key provisions of theContinue reading Bill C81 Parliamentary Summary

Additional support memo – November 1 Bill C81

November 1, 2018 Hon. Carla Qualtrough Minister of Public Services, Procurement & Accessibility HUMA Committee   Dear Minister Qualtrough and HUMA Committee Members:   21 new Organizations of and for Canadians with Disabilities have joined the original signatories to our October 30, 2018 Open letter.  The letter, as you will recall, urges you and yourContinue reading Additional support memo – November 1 Bill C81

2018-10-29 – Finley Stands Up to Make Parliament Accessible to All Canadians

NEWS RELEASE Finley Stands Up to Make Parliament Accessible to All Canadians FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 29, 2018 Ottawa, ON – Today, the Honourable Diane Finley, MP for Haldimand-Norfolk, challenged the Liberal government to end their discrimination against people with visual impairments by seeking unanimous consent to table a second enlarged petition that was previouslyContinue reading 2018-10-29 – Finley Stands Up to Make Parliament Accessible to All Canadians