On November 27, 2018, Bill C-81, the proposed Accessible Canada Act, passed third reading in the House of Commons. The bill now moves on to the Senate.
A revised Bill C-81 was presented to the House of Commons by the HUMA committee during the Report Stage. Minister Qualtrough addressed the changes made in response to recommendations from many organizations in the community, including the Federal Accessibility Legislation Alliance. Third reading debate will continue at times determined by the House of Commons before it moves on to the Senate for discussion and debate.
Bill C-81 - The Accessible Canada Act - recommendations for improvements will be presented on October 24th, 2018 by the Federal Accessibility Legislation Alliance to the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
Bill C-81 - Accessible Canada Act - was the focus of discussions in Ottawa. The Federal Accessibility Legislation Alliance (FALA) worked on finalizing recommended changes for the bill. We met with Minister Qualtrough and attended a reception held by the Minister to celebrate the introduction of Bill C-81.