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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 of Justice, Foreign Affairs and Continue reading 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) three core mandates is advancingContinue reading International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Bill C-81 Moving to Senate

Good morning, Yesterday, Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act, received two votes in the House of Commons. Conservative MP Alex Nuttall (Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte) presented an motion on Bill C-81 on November 22nd asking the House of Commons to send Bill C-81 back to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and Status with PersonsContinue reading Bill C-81 Moving to Senate

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 a part of such aContinue reading Donna Jodhan is Presented an award from Elections Canada!

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 http://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