Laws aimed at making organizations more accessible for Canadians with disabilities have been enacted by various jurisdictions across Canada in recent years. The federal government recently announced that it also plans to introduce legislation to promote accessibility. It will apply to federally regulated employers, such as banks, cross-border transportation providers, and telecommunications companies.
The government is currently soliciting input from Canadians on what they would like the legislation to address. We anticipate however, that the new legislation will incorporate many features from Ontario and Manitoba’s accessibility laws.