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Media Coverage of the AODA Alliance’s Preliminary Analysis of bill C-81, the Federal Government’s Proposed Accessible Canada Act

And – Helpful Federal Government Plain Language Guide to Bill C-81

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/media-coverage-of-the-aoda-alliances-preliminary-analysis-of-bill-c-81-the-federal-governments-proposed-accessible-canada-act/

AODA Alliance Releases Its Preliminary Analysis of the Trudeau Government’s Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

A Good Start With Helpful Ingredients, But It Needs Substantial Improvements to Be a Good Law

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-releases-its-preliminary-analysis-of-the-trudeau-governments-bill-c-81-the-proposed-accessible-canada-act/

Generation Z: Waiting – Often Months – to Get Mental Health Help

Shailee Korrane was still in high school when she had her first panic attack.

Eventually, she decided to seek help. “I was obviously very afraid,” she tells Global News. “It was actually a friend who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder who kind of sat me down and said, ‘I’m really worried about your health and you remind me of me before I sought care.'”

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/generation-z-waiting-often-months-to-get-mental-health-help/

Minister Duncan Introduces the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Today, following the most inclusive and accessible consultation with Canadians with disabilities and with the disability community, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, introduced the proposed Accessible Canada Act to Parliament. This historic legislation would enable the Government of Canada to take a proactive approach to end systemic discrimination of people with disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/minister-duncan-introduces-the-proposed-accessible-canada-act/

Canada’s First National Accessibility Law Tabled in Ottawa

Canadians with disabilities felt a surge of tempered optimism on Wednesday as they watched Canada table its first piece of federal legislation aimed at improving accessibility for people with disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/canadas-first-national-accessibility-law-tabled-in-ottawa/

An Historic Step On the Road to a Barrier-Free Canada for 4 Million Canadians with Disabilities Today – the Trudeau Government Just Introduced in Parliament for First Reading “An Act to Ensure a Barrier-Free Canada” – Disability Advocates Rushing Now to Size it Up

In a major step forward in the national grassroots campaign to make Canada become accessible to four million people with disabilities in this country, the Trudeau Government just introduced in Parliament for First Reading its promised new Canadian accessibility law, called “An Act to Ensure a Barrier-Free Canada”. This law was promised in the 2015 federal election at the request of Canadians with disabilities, to ensure that Canada becomes fully accessible to four million people with a physical, sensory, mental, intellectual, learning, communication or other disabilities.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/an-historic-step-on-the-road-to-a-barrier-free-canada-for-4-million-canadians-with-disabilities-today-the-trudeau-government-just-introduced-in-parliament-for-first-reading-an-act-to-ensure-a-b/

Federal Government Announces Its Intent to Introduce Into Parliament, As Early As This Week, “An Act to Ensure a Barrier-Free Canada” – Will History Be Made This Week?

In a major step forward in the national grassroots campaign to make Canada become accessible to four million people with disabilities in this country, the Trudeau Government just gave formal notice that as early as this week, it plans to introduce into Parliament a new law. This law was promised in the 2015 federal election at the request of Canadians with disabilities, to ensure that Canada becomes fully accessible to four million people with disabilities.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/federal-government-announces-its-intent-to-introduce-into-parliament-as-early-as-this-week-an-act-to-ensure-a-barrier-free-canada-will-history-be-made-this-week/

With the National Accessibility Law Promised to Be Introduced into Parliament This Spring, the AODA Alliance Makes Public an Introductory Guide On The Process That a Bill Goes Through At Canadas Parliament

These are exciting times. In the 2015 election, the federal Liberals promised to enact a national accessibility law. Last year, the Canadian Government committed to introduce new national accessibility legislation this spring. This spring ends this Thursday. We are waiting with anticipation to see if the Federal Government keeps its word on the timing of this legislation. We are poised to be ready to provide an analysis of the bill, once we get a chance to read it, and to offer suggestions, if needed, on how it can be improved.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/with-the-national-accessibility-law-promised-to-be-introduced-into-parliament-this-spring-the-aoda-alliance-makes-public-an-introductory-guide-on-the-process-that-a-bill-goes-through-at-canadas-pa/

Uber Driver Allegedly Leaves With Visually Impaired Man’s Cane Following Dispute

A Toronto man who is visually impaired is calling on Uber to return his mobility cane after a driver allegedly left with it following a dispute about the ride.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/uber-driver-allegedly-leaves-with-visually-impaired-mans-cane-following-dispute/

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