Ottawa South MP David McGuinty said the federal government is working on a new federal disabilities law – with the input of 6,000 Canadians.
Right now 14 per cent of the Canadian population are disabled and that number will only grow as the population ages, McGuinty said. “Since 2004 in each and every election I’ve pledged to fight for a federal disabilities act,” he said. “We are going to make a big change for Canada because no one gets left behind.” McGuinty said the Liberal government has increased the $15 million enabling accessibility fund by $4 million in the 2016 budget.
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