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  • Simser Consulting
    Liberal nomination in the Carleton Mississippi Mills riding ISSUES Simser said he will focus on three issues during his campaign One is the environment said Simser It s probably my most passionate concern As a child growing up in Kanata Simser remembers long winters playing hockey at the Beaver Pond I see the weather changing now and it concerns me a lot he said Simser said he is also concerned about the increasing number of smog days in Ontario That says something about us if we can t have clean air clean water or clean land Simser said I think we can make a difference I believe in the Kyoto Protocol I believe in clean air The second issue in Simser s platform is lowering taxes Simser said the government shouldn t charge GST payments on small businesses that earn less than 30 000 per year he said businesses earning less than a certain amount of money should be made exempt from paying the employers portion of the Canadian Pension Plan and Employment Insurance to the government They re hiring people they want to give people a job why should they have to pay taxes on top of that The third plank in Simser s platform is improving Canada s day care system by following the Liberal government s proposal in 2006 to expand the number of day care spaces across the country We need more day care in Kanata he said Good affordable day care I was very disappointed when the Conservatives cancelled the Liberal program NEW PARTY The Liberals face a formidable task to defeat Conservative incumbent Gordon O Connor who has won a sizeable majority of the vote during the past two federal elections I think Kanata has Liberal values You just have to bring that out

    Original URL path: http://simserconsulting.com/art_liberal_nomin.php (2016-02-13)
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    Court agreed and ruled that the government must pay for interpreters As Canadians deaf persons are entitled to be full participants in the democratic process and functioning of government Mosley wrote in his decision released August 11 It is fundamental to an inclusive society that those with disabilities be accommodated when interacting with the institutions of government Scott Simser the lawyer for the Canadian Association of the Deaf hailed the decision as a big victory for the deaf and the hard of hearing From now on we can be equal citizens not second hand citizens he told CTV News on Tuesday Simser also wants sign language to be adopted as Canada s third official language as Great Britain and New Zealand have done They also said the country s sign language policy inhibited their ability to take part in Statistics Canada surveying and gain access to the policy development process But the federal government has not yet made any commitments and has refused to comment on the decision Sheila Carlin president of the Canadian Association of the Deaf acknowledged to The Globe and Mail in an e mail that the interpreter cost is very expensive Sign language interpreters typically charge

    Original URL path: http://simserconsulting.com/art_ctv.php (2016-02-13)
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  • Simser Consulting
    be seen People in the deaf community noted though that interpreters fluent in American Sign Language or la Langue des Sourds du Quebec typically cost 40 60 an hour on a short term basis As such the cost of staffing passport offices RCMP detachments border crossings and other federal points of contact could leave the government on the hook for tens of millions of dollars if not more Sheila Carlin president of the Canadian Association of the Deaf acknowledged in an e mail that the interpreter cost is very expensive But Ms Carlin who is herself deaf argued it is only fair that the costs be borne by the government It is important that we all have the full access of all kinds of services without any problem she wrote We all can sigh with relief and proceed Ms Carlin whose organization represents deaf blind deaf and hard of hearing people suggested the decision paves the way for other disabled groups to seek easier access Both she and Mr Simser challenged all levels of government to abide by the ruling which deals specifically with Ottawa The CAD had joined Mary Lou Cassie Barbara Lagrange Gary Malkowski and James Roots in pursuing the case The applicants argued that the sign language policy had inhibited their ability to contract with the federal government participate in Statistics Canada surveying and gain access to the policy development process Judge Mosley agreed As Canadians deaf persons are entitled to be full participants in the democratic process and functioning of government he wrote in a decision released Aug 11 It is fundamental to an inclusive society that those with disabilities be accommodated when interacting with the institutions of government Ms Carlin was exultant in an e mail exchange yesterday It has been a long time to

    Original URL path: http://simserconsulting.com/art_sign_lang.php (2016-02-13)
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