Canada, House of Commons Debates, “Disabled and the Handicapped”, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess (18 February 1981)
By: Canada (Parliament)
Citation: Canada, House of Commons Debates, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess, 1981 at 7411.
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DISABLED AND THE HANDICAPPED
LEGISLATION OUTLINED IN SPEECH FROM THE THRONE—MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
Mr. Dan McKenzie (Winnipeg-Assiniboine): Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity.
Notwithstanding the government’s promise of April 14, 1980, in the Speech from the Throne, to provide employment opportunities for handicapped Canadians and to add new legislative protections to the Human Rights Act, the government vacillated on entrenching the rights of handicapped persons and said the status of handicapped persons could not be defined. Therefore I move, seconded by the hon. member for Red Deer (Mr. Towers):
That this House condemns the government for failing to fulfil its promise to handicapped Canadians to introduce legislation amending the Human Rights Act to protects the rights of the handicapped in addition to any recognition granted by a charter of rights.
Madam Speaker: Is there unanimous consent for this motion?
Some hon. Members: Agreed.
Some hon. Members: No.
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