[The GVAD shares this information for all citizens about the issues of accessibility and equality for persons with disabilities / Deaf and Deaf-Blind during this election time in Canada.]
An accessible Canada is a goal that is within reach, if the political will exists to address socially constructed barriers limiting the participation of people with disabilities. Accessibility enables people with all types of disabilities to go to school, get jobs, pay taxes, raise families and participate in political and community life. Accessibility can fuel economic growth. When Canada ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), it committed to progressively improving accessibility (Article 9). The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) has challenged the leaders of Canada’s federal political parties to implement the CRPD and to share their plans for improving accessibility.