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In this Issue
*’Do our lives count for less?’: COVID-19 exposes cracks in disability aid
*Sarnia’s Accessible Kayak and Canoe Launch Makes a Splash
*Delayed COVID-19 Support Another Example of government’s Inequitable Treatment of Disabled Canadians
*Opinion: It’s Time to Unify the Disability Movement
*Removing Barriers for People with Environmental Sensitivities(ES)
*Disability Groups Demand Access to North Carolina’s Inaccessible Absentee Voting
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‘Do our lives count for less?’: COVID-19 exposes cracks in disability aid
Karyn Keith says she isn’t asking for much. All she wants is the same support she’d receive if she was out of a job because of the pandemic, rather than unable to work because of her disabilities.
Sarnia’s Accessible Kayak and Canoe Launch Makes a Splash
Sarnia’s new accessible kayak and canoe launch made a splash with its first user.
Pete Williams boarded the facility in a yellow kayak mere minutes after city officials cut a ribbon Thursday morning signifying the $75,000 project’s completion.
Delayed COVID-19 Support Another Example of government’s Inequitable Treatment of Disabled Canadians
Editor’s Note: The source interviewed for this piece uses disability-first language to describe herself, and The Pigeon has adapted our language accordingly. We acknowledge that this is not a universal preference.
Opinion: It’s Time to Unify the Disability Movement
A decision to issue one time, $600 federal payments to Canadians with disabilities, in order to cover the extraordinary expenses they have incurred because of COVID-19, has finally received royal assent. But it’s too little, too late, and reaches too few.
Removing Barriers for People with Environmental Sensitivities(ES)
In the third review of the AODA, the Honourable David Onley recommends needed improvements to the Act. One of these improvements is the need to address accessibility for people who have environmental sensitivities (ES). During the public meetings Onley held while preparing his review, attendees outline the need for removing barriers for people with ES.
Disability Groups Demand Access to North Carolina’s Inaccessible Absentee Voting
Today, disability organizations filed a lawsuit against the North Carolina State Board of Elections (ââ) for excluding North Carolinians with disabilities from their Absentee Voting program.
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