June 6, 2019 - Bill C81: An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada
When: June 6, 2019 - 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Château Laurier, Drawing room
The goal to having this bill pass is to ensure that all Canadians, especially those with disabilities, have the equal right to access to work places, public spaces, employment, programs, services and information. The act would also bring upon the creation of the Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization, who would be able to develop and recommend new accessibility standards, and an Accessibility Commissioner, who would enforce the standards.
Seeing this act coming to fruition will be a historic event for all Canadians, letting everyone have equal access to accessibility.
Former President of the Treasury Board, Minister of Sports and Persons with Disabilities and current Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility the Hon. Carl Qualtrough, recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work as a lawyer on the British Columbia's Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal and inductee of the Canadian Paralympic Committee's Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame for her swimming in the 1988 and 1992 Paralympic Games, was key member in bringing this bill to the house.