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  • What's New | Barrier Free Manitoba
    The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act AODA Other Resources Links Endorsers Effective Implementation Strong Legislation You Can Help Make Manitoba Barrier Free Spread the Word Endorse the Call Subscribe Follow Us on Twitter Join Us on Facebook To increase decrease the font PC ctrl ctrl MAC command command Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 4 Sep 26 2013 I commend and fully endorse the progressive thinking and ambitions

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  • What's New | Barrier Free Manitoba
    for Ontarians with Disabilities Act AODA Other Resources Links Endorsers Effective Implementation Strong Legislation You Can Help Make Manitoba Barrier Free Spread the Word Endorse the Call Subscribe Follow Us on Twitter Join Us on Facebook To increase decrease the font PC ctrl ctrl MAC command command Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 3 Sep 25 2013 I have been working in disability and advocacy services for 30 years

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  • What's New | Barrier Free Manitoba
    for Rights Legislation The UN Convention In Brief Excerpts from the Convention Feature Issue Feature Issue Archive News Archive Disability Related Videos Links to Resource Materials Barrier Free Manitoba Materials Accessibility Legislation Models The Americans with Disabilities Act ADA The Disability Discrimination Act DDA The Disabilities Disabilities Discrimination Acts The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act AODA Other Resources Links Endorsers Effective Implementation Strong Legislation You Can Help Make Manitoba Barrier Free Spread the Word Endorse the Call Subscribe Follow Us on Twitter Join Us on Facebook To increase decrease the font PC ctrl ctrl MAC command command Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 2 Sep 24 2013 I wholeheartedly support the proposals of Barrier Free Manitoba The disabled are our brothers and sisters mothers and fathers friends and co workers We as a society should make a concerted effort to make their lives easier so that they can enjoy the same freedoms as everyone else It is my sincere hope that the proposed legislation will establish a barrier free province that can be held up to the rest of the world as an example of how the needs of the disabled are attended to in civilized society Charlotte

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  • What's New | Barrier Free Manitoba
    In Brief Excerpts from the Convention Feature Issue Feature Issue Archive News Archive Disability Related Videos Links to Resource Materials Barrier Free Manitoba Materials Accessibility Legislation Models The Americans with Disabilities Act ADA The Disability Discrimination Act DDA The Disabilities Disabilities Discrimination Acts The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act AODA Other Resources Links Endorsers Effective Implementation Strong Legislation You Can Help Make Manitoba Barrier Free Spread the Word Endorse the Call Subscribe Follow Us on Twitter Join Us on Facebook To increase decrease the font PC ctrl ctrl MAC command command Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 1 Sep 23 2013 This is the first in a series of quotations from global disability rights activists that we will featuring leading up to the Standing Committee hearing on Bill 26 scheduled for October 29 My colleagues in Manitoba working in disability rights and the disability community inspire and encourage me everyday thanks to social media I encourage Manitoba to keep inspiring and leading the world in human rights and decency by having legislation addressing all seven elements set forth by Barrier Free Manitoba Human rights barrier free accountable and strong make for better communities for all of us Rev

    Original URL path: http://www.barrierfreemb.com/whatsnew/173/214 (2016-02-09)
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  • What's New | Barrier Free Manitoba
    Sep 20 2013 Barrier Free Manitoba just received word on the time and date for the upcoming Standing Committee review of Bill 26 The Accessibility for Manitobans Act Bill 26 will be reviewed by the Standing Committee on Social and Economic Development on Tuesday October 29 in Room 255 of the Legislative Building If you would like to make a presentation at the hearing please register in advance by calling the Office of the Clerk at 204 945 3636 Following is an excerpt from the email message on this development that was forward to us Hello This email is to notify you that the Standing Committee on Social and Economic Development is set to meet on Tuesday October 29 2013 at 6 00 p m in Room 255 of the Legislative Building to consider various Bills including Bill 26 The Accessibility for Manitobans Act that you are registered to speak to meeting notice attached Upon arrival at the meeting you will find a List of Presenters posted outside the Committee Room indicating your position on the list Registered presenters are not assigned designated speaking times therefore we strongly advise you to be in attendance at the beginning of the meeting to see where you are on the list and also so that you are aware of any agreements regarding proceedings the Committee may make For example the committee may agree to hear out of town presenters first Each presenter will have up to 10 minutes to speak followed by a possible five minute Question and Answer period with the MLAs You are not required to provide written materials to the committee but if you wish to do so we ask that you bring along 20 copies of any documentation We can assist you with photocopying if you are able to

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  • What's New | Barrier Free Manitoba
    font PC ctrl ctrl MAC command command UCN Takes Issue with BFM Posting Sep 18 2013 UCN Takes Issue with BFM Posting But Takes 2 Months to Update Needed Information on How To Access Disability Supports Today s online edition of Thompson Citizen includes an article that discuses the new arrangements that have been made to provide accessibility supports to students with disabilities now that the institution has closed its Student Accessibility Services Office BFM had expressed serious concern on June 26 about the closure of the office given emerging best practices at post secondary institutions BFM ws not alone is expressing serious concern This issue was also covered in a Free Press article on June 29 in which the former senior staff person who had been responsible for coordinating these services stated that We are the biggest institution in the north we are going backwards It s very sad this is happening The article also included comment from Advanced Education Minister Erin Selby and the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities The issue was also raised in question period in the Legislative Assembly on July 10 Of course the proof is in the putting Let s all hope that

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  • What's New | Barrier Free Manitoba
    Us on Facebook To increase decrease the font PC ctrl ctrl MAC command command Manitoba PCs People with Disabilities are not a Priority to NDP Sep 18 2013 Following is the text from the PC s media release People with Disabilities are not a Priority to NDP September 17 2013 Failure to enhance then pass Accessibility for Manitobans Act shows NDP s real commitment Rowat Manitobans with disabilities have been let down by the NDP government for its failure to include Bill 26 as a priority bill last session The NDP had a chance to show it was committed to improve the lives of people with disabilities by reducing or eliminating barriers to accessibility However the government chose not to include this legislation when it decided to pass 10 bills last session While Bill 26 is not perfect we support it because it is a step in the right direction Critic for Persons with Disabilities Leanne Rowat said We wanted to see Bill 26 called for third reading and royal assent before last session ended The NDP missed an opportunity to improve many lives The NDP government failed to prioritize the issues that matter to Manitobans by not passing Bill

    Original URL path: http://www.barrierfreemb.com/whatsnew/173/211 (2016-02-09)
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  • What's New | Barrier Free Manitoba
    Act you know is being presented by the NDP government I want to first of all say that I have for many many years been a very very strong supporter of improved access for people with disabilities whether that s physical or mental disabilities In many speeches that I ve given in many blog notes that I ve posted in what I have done both as a Member of Parliament as an MLA this has been a major and important cause that I have strongly supported I have seen over the last 14 years how slowly in fact this government has often moved We had I think it was about four years ago a big campaign because this government for 10 years was all talk with very little action And that campaign and the effort by many people in the disability community finally put enough pressure plus the pressure that I and others were providing in this Legislature and outside the Legislature to act have finally given us legislation which may start to move the process forward This bill is about the process but Mr Speaker I want to point out that there is a major problem with this bill and that major problem is this that there is no target there is no goal This is a government which has set in place a process but has not set a target You know when Kennedy in the 1960s said we are going to go to the moon in this decade he said we re going to set a target We re going to go for the moon We re not going to set standards for O rings and hope that we can get to the moon at some point He said we re going to set a standard We re going to set a target This bill should have included a target that all newly constructed buildings in this province should would be fully accessible by 2018 2020 2025 2030 It could be any of a number of dates but we need that target and we need the time to get to that target to implement it and make sure that buildings as a starting place are fully accessible to all We don t have that now We have not had it in the last 14 years of this government We still don t have a target This bill has a major major deficiency because it doesn t have that target Now I m going to vote for this bill because I think that any step in terms of improving the process and moving in this direction is positive but I would hope that when this comes to committee stage there are others there who will take up the call and say this bill is not good enough We need a target We are not in 2013 going to accept this bill alone without at least a major target of when we re going to have every newly building

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