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Bill C-81 Recommended Changes for the Senate

Presented by the Federal Accessibility Legislation Alliance DRAFT Dec 17, 2018 Who We Are The Federal Accessibility Legislation Alliance (FALA) is a partnership of 58 disability-related organizations from across Canada who have joined together to advise on the development of strong and effective legislation. Position Statement FALA expects that the Senate will strengthen the proposedContinue reading Bill C-81 Recommended Changes for the Senate

The Barrier free Canada – Canada sans barriers December 2018 newsletter

Dear Supporter: we would like to start by once again thanking you for your continuing support and words of encouragement for it is only with you and through you that we as an organization can continue to thrive and to encourage others to speak up, speak out, and engage each other in meaningful discussion andContinue reading The Barrier free Canada – Canada sans barriers December 2018 newsletter

Message des fêtes de la part de la ministre Qualtrough

Chers collègues, La fin de l’année se veut une excellente occasion de réfléchir au travail que nous avons accompli, et d’anticiper l’avenir. Je tenais d’abord à vous remercier – je suis très fière de ce que nous avons réalisé depuis le début de notre parcours en 2015. Le projet de loi C-81 fait état des perspectives dontContinue reading Message des fêtes de la part de la ministre Qualtrough

Update on Accessible Canada Act and Open Letter

Thank you again for signing on to the Open Letter calling on Minister Qualtrough and MPs to strengthen Bill C-81 – Accessible Canada Act.  As you likely know, on November 27, 2018 Bill C-81 passed third reading in the House of Commons and will now go to the Senate for review and study.  To readContinue reading Update on Accessible Canada Act and Open Letter

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