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New Federal Budget Commits 2 Million Dollars to Federal Government Consultation on the Promised Canadians with Disabilities Act in 2016-17

Barrier-Free Canada/Canada Sans Barrière
A Non-Partisan Campaign for a Barrier-Free Canada for All Persons with Disabilities

March 31, 2016


1. New Federal Budget is Another Important Step on the Road to the Promised Canadians with Disabilities Act

In its first budget, which Finance Minister Morneau announced in Parliament on March 22, 2016, the Justin Trudeau Government repeated its 2015 election pledge to enact the Canadians with Disabilities Act. It specifically committed 2 million dollars for the Governments consultation on the development of this legislation, in 2016 and 2017. The Budget included: