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

Yes Supporters relating to Our Principles vs. the Accessible Canada Act Draft Legislation

[category supporters] Irene Lambert Karin Godin Dawn Lambert Peter Sharp Sandra Hobson Dana Levanto Paula Kilburn Katherine Jaconello Gordon Hein Louis Pereux Nancy Newton Michelle Bruneau Synove Gelinas Gary Stockden Yvette Gelinas Danielle Bruneau Anita Squire Wilma Houston Bonnie Sherr Klein Gordon J. Hein Scott Hunter Patrice Philion John Ohberg David Best Roger P GervaisContinue reading Yes Supporters relating to Our Principles vs. the Accessible Canada Act Draft Legislation

Barrier Free Canada’s speaking notes for October 18 2018

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 enact a Canadians with disabilities Act for a Barrier free Canada. At the present time, we are supported byContinue reading Barrier Free Canada’s speaking notes for October 18 2018

Barrier Free Canada applauds the tabling of the Accessible Canada Act by the Minister of Science, Sport, and Persons with Disabilities

OTTAWA (June 22, 2018) – Barrier Free Canada/Canada sans barrières (BFC/CSB) is celebrating the introduction on Wednesday of the long-awaited federal accessibility legislation, the Accessible Canada Act. It is hoped that the legislation will help to make accessibility and inclusion a priority for all federally-regulated and federally-funded organizations. Over the past several years, BFC/CSB andContinue reading Barrier Free Canada applauds the tabling of the Accessible Canada Act by the Minister of Science, Sport, and Persons with Disabilities

New Federal Budget Commits 2 Million Dollars to Federal Government Consultation on the Promised Canadians with Disabilities Act in 2016-17

Barrier-Free Canada/Canada Sans Barrièreswww.barrierfreecanada.orginfo@barrierfreecanada.orgA Non-Partisan Campaign for a Barrier-Free Canada for All Persons with Disabilities March 31, 2016 SUMMARY 1. New Federal Budget is Another Important Step on the Road to the Promised Canadians with Disabilities Act In its first budget, which Finance Minister Morneau announced in Parliament on March 22, 2016, the Justin TrudeauContinue reading New Federal Budget Commits 2 Million Dollars to Federal Government Consultation on the Promised Canadians with Disabilities Act in 2016-17