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Fair Access for ALL a Success / Dr. John Loxley Endorses the Call for Legislation

Nov 12, 2009

Fair Access for ALL, the eight-week campaign organized by Barrier-Free Manitoba that began on September 22, 2009, is officially over. The primary goal of the campaign was to secure a commitment from the Province of Manitoba to enact accessibility-rights legislation in the upcoming legislative session. The very first day of the campaign was remarkable: Greg Selinger, then a candidate for the NDP leadership, announced his commitment, if elected, to introduce legislation that would establish a time table for making a fully accessible Manitoba for all people with disabilities. Within the week, the two other candidates followed suit, both committing to enact this type of legislation if elected leader. Barrier-Free Manitoba has now called on Premier Selinger to formalize his legislative commitment by including it in his forthcoming Throne Speech.

Barrier-Free Manitoba thanks the many Manitobans who who wrote or called their MLAs over the last few weeks to request their support for this historic legislation and ensured the Fair Access for All campaign was a success. The campaign closes with more good news: prominent economist Dr. John Loxley has publicly endorsed the call for accessibility-rights legislation. Please see the attached press release (Word or pdf) for more information.

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