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ARCH Recommendations for Amending Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada

October 16, 2018

Read ARCH’s recommendations for strengthening Bill C-81 with the amendments necessary to ensure that the Accessible Canada Act achieves its purpose and potential.

Available in PDF and RTF formats.

Disponible en français sous les formats PDF et RTF.

Paper – Legal Analysis of Accessible Canada Act – 2018 Final Report

October 01, 2018

This report provides a legal analysis of Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier free Canada. It incorporates feedback that ARCH received from persons with disabilities and disability organizations on the first draft of this report. A plain language summary is also provided.

Available in PDF and RTF formats.

Disponible en français sous les formats PDF et RTF.

Plain Language Summary – Legal Analysis of Accessible Canada Act – 2018 Final Report

October 01, 2018

Read the Plain Language Summary for the legal analysis of Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier free Canada, with an overview of Bill C-81 – What is the Accessible Canada Act, what will it do, how will it work, and how can it be made better?

Available in PDF and RTF formats.

Considerations for Effective Implementation and Enforcement of the Proposed Federal Accessibility Legislation

May 10, 2017

This paper addresses an important legal issue ARCH recommended the Government to address as it developed the proposed federal accessibility legislation: ensuring effective implementation and enforcement of the proposed federal accessibility legislation.

Available in PDF and RTF formats.

Discussion Paper – Proposed Federal Accessibility Legislation and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

February 08, 2017

This paper addresses the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its relationship with the planned federal accessibility legislation.

Available in PDF and RTF formats.

A Federal Disability Act: Opportunities and Challenges

October, 2006

A Paper Commissioned by the Council of Canadians with Disabilities and the Canadian Association for Community Living, advancing a set of tools that might be implemented in a Federal Disability Act, and outlining a model legislative framework to illustrate how proposed strategies and tools might interact.



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