The proposed Canada Disability Benefit is a big deal. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to significantly reduce the poverty experienced by 1.4 million Canadians with disabilities.
Here are the different party platforms and what they say about helping people with disabilities.
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The disabled population in Canada forms a considerable voting base. Pre-pandemic, 22% of all Canadians were disabled. Political parties need to pay attention to what is important to the more than 6 million disabled Canadians in advance of the federal election on September 20.
The government broke new ground last month when federal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough introduced legislation for a new federal Canada Disability Benefit in Parliament.
People with disabilities are all too accustomed to being pushed to the sidelines or forgotten.