Rallies And Events Held Around Ontario To Protest Legal Aid Cuts Lives Are In The Balance, Says Director Of Parkdale Community Legal Services

Legal clinics around Ontario are holding co-ordinated events on Tuesday to protest provincial cuts to Legal Aid Ontario. In April, the Progressive Conservative government slashed nearly 30 per cent of the organization’s budget and said that it could no longer use provincial funds for refugee and immigration cases. To draw attention to the cuts, clinicsContinue reading Rallies And Events Held Around Ontario To Protest Legal Aid Cuts Lives Are In The Balance, Says Director Of Parkdale Community Legal Services

Airlines’ Legal Fight Against Passenger Bill Of Rights Should Be Thrown Out Of Court, AG Says

A legal challenge to Canada’s new passenger bill of rights from a group of airlines is “ill-founded” and should be dismissed, according to the country’s attorney general. In a pair of court filings, lawyers for the federal government and the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) say the government will fight air carriers’ attempt to overturn rulesContinue reading Airlines’ Legal Fight Against Passenger Bill Of Rights Should Be Thrown Out Of Court, AG Says

Ottawa Expands Air Passenger Rights as Airlines Push Back Bumped Travellers to get up to $2,400, Those with Lost or Damaged Luggage up to $2,100

Christopher Reynolds The Canadian Press The Toronto Star July 16, 2019 MONTREAL – Transport Minister Marc Garneau said he was “surprised” and “disappointed” by legal action from Canadian airlines to quash new rules to beef up compensation for passengers subjected to delayed flights and damaged luggage. “We feel that we have done our homework very,Continue reading Ottawa Expands Air Passenger Rights as Airlines Push Back Bumped Travellers to get up to $2,400, Those with Lost or Damaged Luggage up to $2,100

Toronto Pearson Announces it is Now Offering Aira Service, A Leading-Edge Assistive Technology, to Help Travellers with Sight Loss Navigate the Airport Independently

On July 16, 2019 Toronto Pearson announced it is now offering Aira service, a leading-edge assistive technology, to help travellers with sight loss navigate the airport independently. Using the Aira iPhone or Android mobile phone application, passengers can connect to a specially trained, human agent for navigational assistance as they journey through the airport. TorontoContinue reading Toronto Pearson Announces it is Now Offering Aira Service, A Leading-Edge Assistive Technology, to Help Travellers with Sight Loss Navigate the Airport Independently

Elections Canada Tele Town Hall Held June 6th 2019 A Success

On June 6, 2019 Sterling Creations in collaboration with the Canadian Council of the Blind and Elections Canada hosted and ran a country wide tele town hall. The objective of this tele town hall was to have given participants an opportunity to provide feedback to Elections Canada with regard to their concerns, suggestions, and commentsContinue reading Elections Canada Tele Town Hall Held June 6th 2019 A Success

Accessible Transportation for Persons With Disabilities Regulations Have Been Published in the Canada Gazette, Part II

The proposed regulations can be found at the following link: Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations: SOR/2019-244 Canada Gazette, Part II, Volume 153, Number 14 http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2019/2019-07-10/html/sor-dors244-eng.html

The Barrier Free Canada – Canada Sans Barriers June 2019 Newsletter Second Quarter

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Canadian Airlines Ask Appeal Court to Quash New Passenger Rights Rules

Canadian airlines are among hundreds of carriers asking the Federal Court of Appeal to quash new rules that beef up compensation for passengers subjected to delayed flights and damaged luggage. Air Canada and Porter Airlines Inc., along with 17 other applicants that include the International Air Transport Association — which has some 290 member airlinesContinue reading Canadian Airlines Ask Appeal Court to Quash New Passenger Rights Rules

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

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 legislation will provide the CTAContinue reading Canadian Transportation Agency Announces Plans to Enhance Accessibility of Canada’s National Transportation System