Accessibility News November 19,2016 Update

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In this Issue

*How Far Has B.C. Come in Terms of Accessibility? Rick Hansen Weighs In
*Press Release: CCD Says Regulations Are Necessary to Increase the Accessibility of Passenger Transportation
*Women and Persons With Disabilities Being Left Behind on CPP Expansion
*Progressive Conservative Party and Green Party Candidates in the Ottawa Vanier and Niagara West-Glanbrook November 17, 2016 By-elections Answer the AODA
Alliance’s Accessibility Questionnaire
*Ottawa Vanier Liberal Candidate in the November 17, 2016 By-election Nathalie Des Rosiers Answers the AODA Alliance’s Accessibility Questionnaire
*Canadian Disability Act Communication and Information Round Table Discussion
*Three of the Six Major Parties’ Candidates in the November 17 2016 Ottawa and Niagara By-Elections Answered the AODA Alliance’s Requests Seeking Accessibility
Commitments
*Councillors to Review LTC Discount Fares

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ARTICLES:

How Far Has B.C. Come in Terms of Accessibility? Rick Hansen Weighs In

“50 per cent of Canadians thought it was acceptable to see disabilities in hiring as high-risk, and should be cautious,” said Hansen. “That’s an urban
myth that is a legacy from generations ago.”

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How Far Has B.C. Come in Terms of Accessibility? Rick Hansen Weighs In

Press Release: CCD Says Regulations Are Necessary to Increase the Accessibility of Passenger Transportation

On Thursday, November 17, 2016 in Montreal, Bob Brown, Co-Chair of CCD’s Transportation Committee, will attend the federal government’s roundtable discussion
on planned accessibility legislation, as it relates to transportation. The federal government regulates air, rail, interprovincial marine and bus transportation.
Roundtable organizers want participants to identify gaps in the legal and policy environment and to suggest ways for Canada to make transportation more
accessible. Among other recommendations, CCD will urge the adoption of comprehensive accessibility regulations.

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Press Release: CCD Says Regulations Are Necessary to Increase the Accessibility of Passenger Transportation

Women and Persons With Disabilities Being Left Behind on CPP Expansion

Women and persons with disabilities will face a significant and unfair disadvantage under proposed changes to the Canada Pension Plan. Canada’s largest
union is urging the federal government to address troubling gaps in legislation to expand the CPP that will harm workers already vulnerable to post-retirement
poverty.

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Women and Persons With Disabilities Being Left Behind on CPP Expansion

Progressive Conservative Party and Green Party Candidates in the Ottawa Vanier and Niagara West-Glanbrook November 17, 2016 By-elections Answer the AODA
Alliance’s Accessibility Questionnaire

We have just received the responses to the AODA Alliance’s accessibility questionnaire from the Progressive Conservative Party’s and the Green Party’s
candidates in the November 17, 2016 by-elections in the Ottawa Vanier and Niagara West-Glanbrook ridings. We set these responses out below.

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Progressive Conservative Party and Green Party Candidates in the Ottawa Vanier and Niagara West-Glanbrook November 17, 2016 By-elections Answer the AODA Alliance’s Accessibility Questionnaire

Ottawa Vanier Liberal Candidate in the November 17, 2016 By-election Nathalie Des Rosiers Answers the AODA Alliance’s Accessibility Questionnaire

Only the Conservative Candidates in the Ottawa and Niagara By-elections Have Not Answered

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Ottawa Vanier Liberal Candidate in the November 17, 2016 By-election Nathalie Des Rosiers Answers the AODA Alliance’s Accessibility Questionnaire

Canadian Disability Act Communication and Information Round Table Discussion

by David Best

As a follow up to the Information and Communications round table discussion, that took place in Moncton New Brunswick on Friday October 21, I would like
to offer my conclusion for next steps in the Canadians with Disability Act development process.

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http://www.davebest.info/html/CDA-ICT-RoundTable.html

Three of the Six Major Parties’ Candidates in the November 17 2016 Ottawa and Niagara By-Elections Answered the AODA Alliance’s Requests Seeking Accessibility
Commitments

Neither of the Conservative Candidates nor the Ottawa Liberal Candidate Has Answered Our Letter

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Three of the Six Major Parties’ Candidates in the November 17 2016 Ottawa and Niagara By-Elections Answered the AODA Alliance’s Requests Seeking Accessibility Commitments

Councillors to Review LTC Discount Fares

The City of London may change the longstanding way residents could qualify for discounted bus passes.

A new report headed to the Community and Protective Services Committee next week suggests the discounts should be based on financial need, and those adults
who receive it would be living below the “low income cut-off measure.”

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Councillors to Review LTC Discount Fares

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