Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has asked us to deliver a collaborative style of leadership to Canadians. As Liberals we share a commitment to meaningful engagement that includes an inclusive process. We need your help to engage Canadians across the country.
Canada’s first Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, recently launched a national consultation to ask Canadians this question and to inform the development of legislation that will transform how the Government of Canada addresses accessibility. Together with other government initiatives, the planned legislation will help to increase the inclusion and participation of Canadians with disabilities and promote equality of opportunity by removing barriers and improving accessibility in areas of federal jurisdiction.
This consultation will set the stage for new legislation that will transform how we look at accessibility – as individuals, as communities and as a Government – and we want to ensure that as many Canadians as possible are able to share their views on what the legislation could look like.
As part of this consultation, Minister Qualtrough will be visiting Moncton next Thursday, October 20th and she will be holding a session for the public from 4 PM-7:30 PM at the Auditorium of the Moncton Lions Community Centre to engage in an exchange of ideas with the citizens of our region on this important question.
For more information on the consultation process, visit Canada.ca/Canada-Accessible.
An Accessible Canada