We know that presenting issues shared among people with disabilities can influence the position of each political party. After all, together we represent about 22% of Canada's population. So, a combined effort could go a long way. In order to understand issues central to your communities, we invite you to send us two questions your organization would like to ask each political party.
So, the Accessible Canada Act has passed and is in force. The Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization (CASDO) has been set up. Things are moving along. But now what are we all going to do? How do we ensure that people with disabilities continue to have a say in creating an accessible Canada?
Congratulations to all of you. The vote in the House of Commons passed unanimously. Once Bill C-81 has Royal Assent we will have an Accessible Canada Act.
Minister Qualtrough writes to say that the government intends to accept all of the amendments made by the Senate and the Bill C-81 debate in the House of Commons will take place next week coinciding with National AccessAbility Week.