Press release: Disability and food justice organizations call for immediate tabling of Canada Disability Benefit
We are at Day 36 and counting down to the summer break when Parliament rests, but poverty does not. Disabled Canadians are choosing to die because they cannot afford to live with dignity. People like Madeline are faced with this difficult choice every month.
73 members of Parliament called for the immediate re-introduction of the Canada Disability Benefit Act through an open letter on April 12, 2022. This multi-party cooperation is a promising sign that government is ready to work to ensure the building of a truly inclusive Canada.
Disability Without Poverty is disappointed-but not surprised-there was no reference to the Canada Disability Benefit in the federal budget today.
Disabled Canadians Expect the Canada Disability Benefit to be Tabled Soon, following yesterday’s response to the Petition coordinated by Disability Without Poverty and presented in Parliament by Green Party MP Mike Morrice.
Disabled Canadians encouraged by MP presenting the Canada Disability Benefit Petition to the House of Commons
Disabled Canadians applaud Senate support for the Canada Disability Benefit