Federal Accessibility Legislation Alliance News

Posted 2019-03-04

Update on Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act

On February 19, Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act, received Second Reading in the Senate. L’Arche is a member of the Federal Accessibility Legislation Alliance and has contributed to 11 recommendations to improve the legislation. The FALA leadership team presented these recommendations to ten Senators, Minister Qualtrough, and the Accessibility Secretariat last week.

Photo (courtesy FALA): FALA team with Senator Munson

In a blogpost, FALA writes, “Soon Bill C-81 will be off to the Senate committee to be further discussed. We hope they will make the changes we have recommended. We will keep you posted. Meanwhile, the Accessibility Secretariat (the government staff department responsible for setting up the Accessible Canada Act) are working on finding office space for CASDO (the Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization). They will soon be post ing applications for the positions at CASDO. They are full steam ahead so that if/when Bill C-81 is approved we can all get a move on.”


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