Wednesday, October 19 – 12pm on Parliament Hill
Good news! Parliament resumes debate on Bill C-22 Tuesday, October 18. Let’s raise the roof for a vote to get the job done!
Join us for a rally in Ottawa on Wednesday, October 19th at 12 noon. This is during the same week as the UN Day for the Elimination of Poverty. ASL and LSQ, interpretation will be provided.
In the spirit of solidarity and mutual support, we encourage everyone to respect distancing measures, to wear a mask and to not participate if you are feeling sick.
More than ever before, we must show our unity and power as disabled people, families, groups and organizations. With roughly 40 sitting days left until the end of the year, we need to push hard to get Bill C-22 passed, now!
Speakers confirmed for the rally (alphabetical order):
Alanah Duffy – MS Society
Andrea Hatala – ODSP Action Coalition
Andrea Zackary – Deaf entrepreneur; DWP National leadership team
Anita Khanna – United Way Centraide Canada
Chelby Daigle – Disability advocate; Ontario coordinator for DWP
Clare Li – Disability advocate; DWP National leadership team
Guillaume Parent – Disability advocate; DWP National leadership team
Janet Rodriguez – Disability advocate; Ontario coordinator for DWP
Margaux Wosk – Disability advocate; BC People First
Michelle Hewitt – Disability advocate; DWP National Chair
Rabia Khedr – Disability advocate; DWP National Director
Are you in New Brunswick?
The New Brunswick Coalition of People with Disabilities is organizing rallies at the following locations on Wednesday, October 19 at 1pm. For more details, visit www.nbcpd.org
Moncton – Office of Ginette Petitpas Taylor
272 St. George St., #110
Fredericton – Office of Jenica Atwin
54 Main St.
St. John – Office of Wayne Long
1 Market Square, N306
Can’t make it to the rally? To show your support on social media, we encourage you to use the text “We endorse this rally for #CDBby23. Come stand in solidarity with us October 19. 12 noon – Ottawa.”
Let’s make sure our voices are heard!