Recommendations for Improving Bill C-81
L’Alliance pour une loi fédérale sur l’accessibilité (ALFL) veut que le projet de loi C-81 soit amélioré et devienne loi.
Le 22 octobre, 2018
Recommandations de l’Alliance pour une loi fédérale sur l’accessibilité en vue de la mise en œuvre de la Loi canadienne sur l’accessibilité
Qui nous sommes
L’Alliance pour une loi fédérale sur l’accessibilité (ALFA) est un regroupement de 56 organisations vouées à la défense des droits des personnes handicapées visant à contribuer à l’élaboration d’une loi solide et efficace.
The AODA Alliance has finalized its brief to the Parliament of Canada on Bill C-81, the proposed Accessible Canada Act. This brief identifies the areas where the bill needs improvements, and makes detailed recommendations for changes. These proposed amendments fit within the framework of Bill C-81, as it is currently designed.
Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada, is a significant piece of legislation that has the potential to truly advance accessibility and inclusion of persons with disabilities in Canada. ARCH Disability Law Centre has developed recommendations for strengthening Bill C-81. Read their recommendations at: http://archdisabilitylaw.ca/ARCH%27s_Recommendations_on_Bill_C-81 - note this is a downloadable file.
Legal Analysis of Bill C-81
Du point de vue des droits des personnes handicapées
Mémoire préparé par un groupe d’avocats canadiens à la demande de l’Alliance pour une loi fédérale sur l’accessibilité
The ARCH Disability Law Group report provides a legal analysis of Bill C-81, an act to ensure a barrier-free Canada. The report incorporates feedback that ARCH received from people with disabilities and disability organizations.
Understanding the proposed Accessible Canada Act (Bill C-81)
The Government of Canada has developed a summary of Bill C-81 in American Sing Language. Follow the link below to watch the video.
A picture says a thousand words... the Government of Canada has created two different infographics to help explain the proposed Accessible Canada Act. These are helpful quick references. Follow this link to check them out.
The following document was created by the Government of Canada. This is a summary of Bill C-81 in plain language. This is an easier read than the legal version of the bill. This version gives you the main components of the bill and defines some of the language used.
Other Helpful Resources
The following link provides a short biography of the present Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough. Minster Qualtrough is a past paralympic athlete, a mom and she is a lawyer. She has been a minister since 2015.
On June 20th 2018, Bill C-81 was tabled in the House of Commons and the draft legislation was publicly released. Bill C-81 is also known as the proposed Accessible Canada Act. The purpose of the proposed Act is to benefit all Canadians, especially people with disabilities, by identifying, removing and preventing barriers in areas that are under federal power. The following link goes to the Government of Canada's website.