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Federal Liberals Promise to Use a Disability Lens in All Government Decisions – View This Pledge Through the Lens of Some Helpful Context

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities http://www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance

October 18, 2019

SUMMARY

In a news article published today, just three days before the federal election, the Canadian Press reported that the federal Liberals have committed that if re-elected, they will apply a “disability lens” to all Federal Government decisions. We set out the October 18, 2019 Canadian Press article by reporter Michelle McQuigge, below, which was posted on the National Post’s website.


Non-Partisan Issue-By-Issue Comparison of the Positions of the 6 Major Federal Political Parties on Achieving Accessibility for Over 6 Million People with Disabilities in Canada

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities http://www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance

October 17, 2019

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With the federal election only four days away, the AODA Alliance now makes public a non-partisan issue-by-issue comparison of the position of the 6 major federal political parties on what they would do, if elected, to ensure that Canada becomes accessible to over 6 million people with disabilities.


Liberal Party of Canada Answers Request for Election Commitments on Achieving an Accessible Canada for Over 6 Million People with Disabilities

Liberals Promise Less Than the NDP Tories Greens, People’s Party and the Bloc Haven’t Answered the AODA Alliance’s Request for 11 Commitments

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities http://www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance

October 16, 2019

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‘A Waste of Taxpayers’ Money’: Neighbours Oppose Sidewalk Upgrades in Galt Heritage District

Character of Dickson Hill Heritage District takes another hit News 12:20 PM
by Ray Martin
Cambridge Times

Width matters

The battle of the boulevards continued this week in the Dickson Hill Heritage District as the city’s planning committee decided to widen this sidewalk along Salisbury Avenue despite to wishes of residents.

The battle of the boulevards in west Galt’s heritage district continued at Cambridge City Hall Oct. 8 and residents were the losers of the latest skirmish.


‘If There’s a Fire I’m Dead’: Quadruple Amputee Battles Condo Board for Access to Her Own Building

Governments need to ‘get with the program,’ fix building codes and laws, advocate says Rosa Marchitelli · CBC News · Posted: Oct 13, 2019

Verna Marzo can’t open the doors to her Calgary condo building without help from her care worker, sister, or willing neighbours. The condo board has plans for new doors, but not for a push-button system.