Bill C-81: Proposed Accessible Canada Act
What is Bill C-81?
The purpose of the bill is to make Canada barrier-free in areas under federal jurisdiction.
The bill outlines how to identify and remove accessibility barriers and prevent new barriers, under federal rule, including in:
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Click here for a Plain Language Summary of Bill C-81.
Bill 205: Advocate for Persons with Disabilities Act
What is Bill 205?
Bill 205 calls for an advocate for persons with disabilities. Bill 205 passed Royal Assent on June 7, 2017 and comes into force upon proclamation.
What is an advocate?
An advocate is a person who supports or recommends a particular cause or policy.
What will the advocate do?
The Advocate may review programs and policies affecting persons with disabilities and participate in consultations in which systemic decisions are made about person with disabilities. The Advocate will be available across the province of Alberta.
Who will the advocate report to?
The Advocate will report to the Minister of Community and Social Services and will be required to submit an annual report to the Minister.
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Click here to see Inclusion Alberta's analysis of Bill 205: Advocate for Persons with Disabilities.