Government of Canada launches consultation on planned new accessibility legislation

July 4, 2016

The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, launched the consultations on the Government of Canada accessibility legislation. Minister Qualtrough highlighted the critical importance of accessibility and affirmed the Government of Canada’s commitment to ensuring all Canadians are able to participate equally in their communities and workplaces.

Minister Qualtrough encouraged all Canadians to have their say in the consultation process, either by attending an in-person engagement session or by participating in the online consultation which will be launched in the coming weeks. In-person consultations, including roundtables and town halls, will start in September across Canada. To participate, Canadians are invited to visit Canada.ca/Canada-Accessible. The consultation process will run until February 2017.