“An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada” to be introduced in the House of Commons

We have received the following message from Minister Kirsty Duncan in relation to upcoming federal accessibility legislation.

“Good morning,

As you know, as Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, I was mandated by the Prime Minister to develop and introduce accessibility legislation.

I am pleased to inform you that today, our government has placed the “An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada” on the Notice Paper. This signals our intention to introduce the legislation in the House of Commons as early as this week. Once the legislation has been introduced, you will be invited to participate in a technical briefing on the legislation that will be provided by officials by teleconference. Further information on the scheduling of the teleconference will be provided to you as soon as possible. At that time, officials will also confirm any specific accessibility needs you have for participation in the teleconference.

Thank you for your ongoing support for the development of this historic legislation. Together, we can help to create a truly accessible Canada.

Yours sincerely,

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities”