Press Release Archives

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Press Releases


March 15, 2018

Bill C-49 Empowers Goliath and Takes Away David's Sling Shot

February 27, 2018


January 24, 2018

Not Much Real Change Coming to Canada Post Service

January 19, 2018

Delta Airlines Inc. v Gábor Lukács


November 17, 2017


July 28, 2017

CCD Alarmed by Blatant Disregard of MAID Legislation

January 25, 2017

Media Advisory: CCD Available to Comment on "Mary Kills People"


December 23, 2016

Canada to Ratify CRPD's Optional Protocol

December 17, 2016

Standing Committee's Report The Way Forward for Canada Post Contains Some Backward Elements

November 25, 2016

CCD Disappointed by Electoral Reform Bill C-33

November 16, 2016

CCD Says Regulations Are Necessary to Increase the Accessibility of Passenger Transportation

October 31, 2016

Youth with Disabilities Advise on the Creation of an Accessible and Inclusive Canada

September 22, 2016

Charter challenge of forced psychiatric treatment filed in BC Supreme Court

June 15, 2016

Media Advisory - National Forum for Robust Safeguards in Bill C -14 - Ottawa: Thursday June 16

April 15, 2016

Bill C-14 Does Not Go Far Enough to Protect Vulnerable Canadians

March 23, 2016

Trudeau Government Headed in the Right Direction with Budget 2016

March 1, 2016


February 25, 2016

Recommendations Contained in Report of Joint Committee on Physician - Assisted Dying Pose Significant Risk to Vulnerable Canadians

January 28, 2016

"Right to Palliative Care, Vulnerability Assessment & Review Board Key Pillars of PAD/VE Regime" Says Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD)

January 15, 2016

SCC Decision Disappoints

January 12, 2016



October 13, 2015

Disabling Poverty, Enabling Citizenship - Canada's Federal Parties Have Their Say

September 29, 2015

We'll Be Voting for An Accessible Canada

September 15, 2015

Canadians with Disabilities: Getting Beyond Being a Population in Waiting

September 9, 2015

Federal Legislation to Implement UN Disability Rights Convention: Nothing About Us Without Us

September 1, 2015

Disabling Poverty, Enabling Citizenship - Where Do Federal Party Leaders Stand?

July 21, 2015

Views of Disability Community on Assisted Suicide to Get Hearing

February 6, 2015

Commentary on SCC Assisted Suicide Judgment in Carter v. Canada - Key Concerns

February 6, 2015

Assisted Suicide Decision Changes Landscape, Makes Disability a Defining Issue

February 4, 2015

What's At Stake in Friday's Supreme Court Decision on Assisted Suicide


November 27, 2014

Media Advisory

October 21, 2014

Accessible Postal Service Is Our Goal

October 14, 2014

"Canadians Should not be Provided Public Support to Kill Themselves"

October 9, 2014

Ipsos-Reid Poll on 'Assisted Dying': Flawed Data and Disappointing Analysis

October 7, 2014

Privatizing Mail Delivery Solves Nothing for People with Disabilities

September 18, 2014

The Canadian Museum For Human Rights: A Beacon of Access and Inclusion

September 9, 2014

Canadians Should not be Provided Public Support to Kill Themselves

August 14, 2014

A Doctor's Note for Home Mail Delivery

April 10, 2014

Jim Flaherty Champion of Canadians with Disabilities Dies

April 10, 2014

Steven Fletcher Is Wrong: Assisted Suicide Not A Form of Love

February 12, 2014

Conservative Plan for 2014 Takes Action on Employment for Persons with Disabilities

January 16, 2014

Canadians with Disabilities Feel Threatened by SCC Decision to Allow Appeal on Assisted Suicide


December 18, 2013

Media Advisory - CCD Before Standing Committee on Transport

December 12, 2013

Press Release: Disabled Canadians' Concerns about Ending Door to Door Postal Service

November 29, 2013

International Day of Persons with Disabilities December 3

October 10, 2013

Canadians with Disabilities Celebrate Ruling Against Assisted Suicide

October 9, 2013

Media Advisory: Comment on appeal of Carter v. Canada (assisted suicide)

April 23, 2013

Suicide Celebration Instead of Suicide Prevention

March 22, 2013

Budget 2013: Creating More Inclusive Labour Markets

March 18, 2013


March 15, 2013

Assisted Suicide Case and Canadians with Disabilities Opposition

March 1, 2013

Assisted Suicide Case and Canadians with Disabilities Opposition

February 5, 2013


January 29, 2013

CMHR to feature the most inclusive design in Canadian history

January 16, 2013

Private Sector Must Show Leadership on Employment and Disability


December 3, 2012

We All Are People With Disabilities: You Are Us

June 15, 2012

Canadians with Disabilities Dismayed by BC Court Approval of Assisted Suicide

June 14, 2012

The Envelope Please: The Voting Results from CCD's AGM

June 14, 2012

Provincial and National Leaders on Disability Issues Recognized

May 31, 2012

Crusading for 24/7 Access

April 17, 2012

Constitutional Equality Rights: People with Disabilities Still Celebrating 30 Years Later

March 30, 2012

Viewing Budget 2012 with a Disability Lens

March 30, 2012

Global's "Taking Mercy" Portrays People with Disabilities as Suffering and Subhuman; CCD Seeks Redress

March 26, 2012

Raising Age of Eligibility for Old Age Security Will Prolong Poverty For Canadians with Disabilities

March 21, 2012

Supreme Court of Canada Hears Access to Education in Disabled Student's Case

February 10, 2012

Supreme Court Ensures that the Voice of Women with Disabilities Will Be Heard by Courts


December 1, 2011

Celebrating Our Accomplishments on UN Day of Persons with Disabilities

November 17, 2011

CCD hopes court will rule no on killing

November 16, 2011

Canadians with disabilities recognize political allies, denounce the 'welfarization' of disability benefits

November 16, 2011

Use Election to Recommit to Access and Inclusion for Manitobans with Disabilities

June 6, 2011

Government Tries to Silence Critic of Student Loan Discrimination

May 16, 2011

Fundamental Disability Rights Case Goes to Supreme Court of Canada

April 27, 2011

We Are Electors. We Are Women with Disabilities.

April 14, 2011

Conservative Government Has Future-oriented Approach to Disability Issues

April 13, 2011

NDP Take Page from Disability Community's Action Plan

April 13, 2011

Green Party Includes People with Disabilities in Vision Green but NOT the Green Platform

April 13, 2011

CCD Dismayed Family with a Disabled Child Ordered Deported

April 4, 2011

Liberal Platform Puts Disability Issues on the Agenda, CCD Challenges Others To Do The Same

March 28, 2011

Federal Candidates Challenged to Run Accessible Campaigns

March 22, 2011

Dealing with Today´s Disability Poverty

March 16, 2011

P/T Ministers Consider Human Rights in the Context of Disability


December 10, 2010

Council of Canadians with Disabilities to Intervene at Supreme Court of Canada Hearing Regarding Access to Justice for Victims of Discrimination

December 2, 2010

International Day of Persons with Disabilities - We're Sending Our Christmas Wish List to Federal Government

November 18, 2010

Federal Poverty Reduction Plan Must Address Disability Poverty

October 29, 2010

Disability Poverty: An Unacknowledged Reality

October 28, 2010

Disabling Poverty/Enabling Citizenship: End Exclusion 2010

September 16, 2010

Pharmacare central to preventing and eradicating poverty and the Premiers are acting on it

August 6, 2010

Premiers must put Canada's poor at top of agenda

June 16, 2010

Deadly Compassion

June 2, 2010

Student Creates Opportunity to Increase Accessibility

May 10, 2010

Affordable Accessible Housing- A Critical Issue for Canadians with Disabilities

March 11, 2010

Canada Ratifies United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

March 3, 2010

MPs Back to Work to Tackle Unfinished Business

February 24, 2010

Disability Group Challenges Canada on 'Excessive Burden': $5,259

February 12, 2010

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Decision Safeguards Access on Voting Day


December 3, 2009

Government of Canada Tables in the House The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Canadians with Disabilities Celebrate This Milestone Event

December 2, 2009

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD): Celebrating Yes! But What?

July 29, 2009

Dignity For All, the campaign for a poverty-free Canada

July 24, 2009

Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) Opposes Bill C-384

March 31, 2009

Make EI Accessible and Inclusive to Canadian Women with Disabilities

March 30, 2009

Pressure Mounting for Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

January 29, 2009

Federal Budget Sends New Signal to Disability Community


September 29, 2008

Building An Inclusive and Accessible Canadian Transportation System

September 22, 2008

Access to Justice: A Disability Issue

September 19, 2008

Harper Announcement on Disability Falls Short of National Action Plan

September 18, 2008

Waiting to Be Tax Payers

September 15, 2008

Disability in Canada Means Living In Poverty

September 10, 2008

Election 2008 and Canadians with Disabilities

June 19, 2008

Groups Call for Complete Restoration of Court Challenges Program

May 12, 2008

Canadians with Disabilities Celebrate the Coming into Force of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

April 16, 2008

Poverty and Disability: Senate Committee Hears From Canadians with Disabilities

April 7, 2008

People with Disabilities Appear in Federal Court and Argue that Two Agencies of the Federal Crown have Failed to Accommodate Their Needs in the York Steps Project

February 25, 2008

Groups in Court to Seek Restoration of Funding to the Court Challenges Program

January 10, 2008

Reaction to Landmark Canadian Transportation Agency Decision: Disabled Canadians Jubilant to Have Transport Barrier Removed

January 10, 2008

Reaction to Landmark Canadian Transportation Agency Decision: Disabled Canadians Jubilant to Have Transport Barrier Removed


March 23, 2007

CCD, CACL, CAILC and Amnesty International Applaud Canada's Support for CRPD

March 23, 2007

Canadians With Disabilities Celebrate Supreme Court Decision

March 20, 2007

Canada Signs UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

February 20, 2007

Government of Canada Urged To Show Continued Leadership and Sign UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

February 16, 2007

An Open Letter to Prime Minister Harper


August 10, 2006

War and Peace: Disability Issues

May 17, 2006

Supreme Court of Canada to Rule on Access Rights of Persons with Disabilities

March 2, 2006

Open Letter: Disability Community response to CBC Interview with Robert Latimer

January 6, 2006

First Disability Strategy in Election 2006 on the Right Track


December 5, 2005

Creating an Inclusive and Accessible Canada: Developing A National Disability Agenda

October 19, 2005

Canadians with Disabilities Call for Action, Not More Study

October 19, 2005

Question and Answer Fact Sheet

October 1, 2005

Turning the Corner: Transformational Change on Disability

March 15, 2005

Federal Court of Appeal Tells Canadians with Disabilities Separate is Equal

January 6, 2005

Letter to Hon. Jean Lapierre, Minister of Transport

January 2, 2005

Government Research Supports the Call for New Investments to Advance the Citizenship of Persons with Disabilities


June 2, 2004

Liberal Investment in Disability Issues Welcome But Must Be Re-Profiled

May 31, 2004

Canadians with Disabilities Promote National Disability Supports Fund


December 3, 2003

Via Appeal the Ruling

October 29, 2003

Canadians with Disabilities Win Battle with VIA Rail


September 1, 2001

Air Canada and Via Rail Ignore Disabled in New Services

February 22, 2001

Disabled Canadians Win First Round with VIA Rail

February 1, 2001

VIA Rail Defies Canada's Accessibility Laws


December 20, 2000

VIA Wants Canadians with Disabilities to Pay for their Rights

December 6, 2000

Via Rail Stopped in Its Tracks

December 5, 2000

Is Via About to Waste Tax Payer Dollars?

June 12, 2000

Latimer Appeal to Supreme Court Watched by Disabled Canadians


November 9, 1999

CCD Takes Its Case for Fairer CPP to Supreme Court


May 19, 1998

Coalition Of Disabled Canadians Seek Intervenor Status in Latimer Appeal


December 17, 1997

Disabled Relieved With Decision To Appeal Latimer Sentence

December 1, 1997

Court Decision Threatens Equality Rights of Citizens with Disabilities

February 14, 1997

Disabled citizens lose once again, unfairly blamed in CPP Changes

February 1, 1997

Canadians with Disabilities Demand Retrial for Latimer


October 15, 1996

Disability Group to File Human Rights Complaint Against Theatre Chain

October 9, 1996

Disability Groups Bitter About Supreme Court Decision

October 8, 1996

Groups Seek "No" to Segregation of Disabled School-Children