Accessibility News June 22,2024 Update

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In this Issue

*Canadians With Disabilities Remain Locked in ‘Legislated Poverty,’ and Many Want to Die – Ricochet
*Motion at Ottawa Accessibility Committee Recommends Ending E-Scooter Program Next Year
*CCLA Argues Before the Ontario Court of Appeal to Protect the Rights of Workers With Disabilities
*Nearly 200 Fines Issued to Montreal Drivers Parking in Spots Reserved for People With Disabilities
*From Walking, Rolling and Sharing Experiences, Stratford Celebrates AccessAbility Week 2024

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Canadians With Disabilities Remain Locked in ‘Legislated Poverty,’ and Many Want to Die – Ricochet

The federal government may have hit the pause button “indefinitely” on the expansion of MAiD for mental health related issues, but it still has not offered any new help for those that say their mental health crisis is a direct result of living in “legislated poverty.”

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Canadians With Disabilities Remain Locked in ‘Legislated Poverty,’ and Many Want to Die – Ricochet

Motion at Ottawa Accessibility Committee Recommends Ending E-Scooter Program Next Year

The motion put forward by member Wayne Antle says despite attempts by the city to rectify resident concerns, the program has not gone far enough to eliminate accessibility barriers.

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Motion at Ottawa Accessibility Committee Recommends Ending E-Scooter Program Next Year

CCLA Argues Before the Ontario Court of Appeal to Protect the Rights of Workers With Disabilities

This legal challenge concerns the $5000 income eligibility threshold and exclusion of disability benefits as an eligible income source for qualification to receive COVID benefits. The Appellants argue that these restrictions discriminate against workers with disabilities.

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CCLA Argues Before the Ontario Court of Appeal to Protect the Rights of Workers With Disabilities

Nearly 200 Fines Issued to Montreal Drivers Parking in Spots Reserved for People With Disabilities

Spaces reserved for people with disabilities are designed to make access to businesses and facilities easier.

It is also a safety issue: because they are at the same height as cars, wheelchair users also run a very high risk of collision when rolling through parking aisles.

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Nearly 200 Fines Issued to Montreal Drivers Parking in Spots Reserved for People With Disabilities

From Walking, Rolling and Sharing Experiences, Stratford Celebrates AccessAbility Week 2024

The 2024 AccessAbility Week was a success, Diane Sims, co-chair of the city’s accessibility advisory committee (AAC), said, but like accessibility there is always room to improve.

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From Walking, Rolling and Sharing Experiences, Stratford Celebrates AccessAbility Week 2024

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