NDP have policy on disability Liberals and Tories have squat

Jack Layton throws Hail Mary on human rights and disability rights for 4.4 million Canadians

NDP Leader Jack Layton has released asubstantive election platform for the much-anticipated 2011 Canadian Election.
 

Layton lays out a comprehensive program for women, people with disabilities, Aboriginal , multicultural and LGBT Canadians.
 
Where are the Liberals on human rights?
Stephen Harper has the RDSP, a savings plan for the upper middle class who have children with disabilities which isn’t much help.
Here’s the NDP platform for the disabled. 
New Democrats believe in:
  1. The need to reduce poverty and the exclusion of people with disabilities
  2. Ensuring accessible services are available in all federal agencies
  3. Removing obstacles to employment and social integration and investing in appropriate material and social supports
  4. Simplifying access to disability benefits within the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and support organizations helping eligible people in their request or appeals; and
  5. Establishing tax fairness and revenue supports for people with disabilities.
  6. An immediate ratification and implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  7. Ensuring a majority of people developing public policy relating to persons with disabilities be people living with disabilities
  8. Stopping discriminatory practices against persons with disabilities in immigration and refugee procedures; and
  9. The need to appoint a Canadian Disability Accommodation Commissioner to advise Parliament and the responsible minister on issues affecting persons with disabilities.
By Stephen Pate, NJN Network

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