Today is the 40th anniversary of the adoption of Quebec’s law to ensure the exercise of the rights of persons with disabilities.
This law was considered cutting-edge at the time. Quebec was a leader in this field, as noted by the INDCP.
However, we are now lagging far behind other Canadian provinces (e.g. Ontario, Manitoba and Nova Scotia). The Federal Government also just introduced a bill to create an accessible Canada. These laws provide for accessibility standards, and penalties if the standards aren’t respected. Quebec’s law has no standards or penalties, and it only applies to the public sector.
That’s why Québec Accessible is advocating for a stronger provincial accessibility law. Support us by adding your voice to the movement calling for a stronger law to promote accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities.
Stay tuned to learn more about our upcoming campaign leading up to the provincial elections this fall.
It’s time to take action and give meaning to the equality rights of Quebecers with disabilities!