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THE MOST CRITICAL ELEMENT IN AN EFFECTIVE NATIONAL ACCESS and INCLUSION ACT

Brief From: John Rae
Brief To: Consultation Accessibility Legislation
January, 2017

BACKGROUND:

My name is John Rae, I am totally blind and live in Toronto. Over the past 40 years, I have worked for the Ontario Government held elective offices in Canadas labour movement at the local, provincial national levels and actively participated with numerous community-based organizations dealing with disability and broader human rights issues.

I am working on a much lengthier and more comprehensive Brief which I expect to complete and submit in the next couple of weeks. In the interim I would like to file this short Brief in order to give focus to what I consider to be the most important elements of a productive and successful National Accessibility and Inclusion Act.

Send Us Your Feedback on a New Discussion Paper that Offers Ideas on What the Promised Canadians with Disabilities Act Could Include

Barrier-Free Canada/Canada Sans Barrière
http://www.barrierfreecanada.org
info@barrierfreecanada.org
A Non-Partisan Campaign for a Barrier-Free Canada for All Persons with Disabilities

March 15, 2016

SUMMARY

We are delighted to share with you a new Discussion Paper on what the Canadians with Disabilities Act, promised to Canadians by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, should include. This Discussion Paper draws on experience with accessibility laws in Ontario and Manitoba, and elsewhere around the world. It is built on the 14 principles for the Canadians with Disabilities Act which Barrier-Free Canada has put forward, on Canadas obligations under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and aon feedback from our supporters.