Canada, House of Commons Debates, “Call for Recognition of Rights for Handicapped in Charter of Rights—Motion Under S.O. 43”, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess (14 November 1980)
By: Canada (Parliament)
Citation: Canada, House of Commons Debates, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess, 1980 at 4693.
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CALL FOR RECOGNITION OF RIGHTS FOR HANDICAPPED IN CHARTER OF RIGHTS—MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
Mr. Howard Crosby (Halifax West): Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. The handicapped people of Canada have made progress in obtaining provincial legislation recognizing their special needs, but national progress will be impossible unless the special rights of the handicapped are recognized in the proposed constitution. I move, seconded by the hon. member for Brandon-Souris (Mr. Dinsdale):
That this House direct the Minister of Justice to consider inclusion in the proposed charter of rights and freedoms a provision recognizing the special rights of handicapped Canadians.
Madam Speaker: For presentation, this motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?
Some hon. Members: Agreed.
Some hon. Members: No.
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