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Bill C-22 Goes to Senate!

In a unanimous vote by Members of Parliament, Bill C-22: The Canada Disability Benefit (CDB), moves past Third Reading and onto the Senate! What an amazing accomplishment.


Thank you to all for the dedicated advocacy efforts, we are one monumental step closer to realizing the first national disability benefit! We could not have gotten to this stage without your help and collective advocacy!


What comes next?


Now that the bill has passed through the House of Commons it will go through the same process in Canada's Senate. We hope that the Senate will see the unanimous support to date as evidence to not delay its final passage.


We will still need your help in appealing to Senators to prioritize the passage of this bill so it can quickly become law. This will allow the regulations to be drafted by government along with us to create the benefit and establish the guidelines. Government has committed to the disability community being actively at the table for this process.


We will continue to update you with news and helpful resources that will support your continued advocacy for Bill C-22.


Thank you for all your help so far. We've won a decisive victory, but the battle against disability poverty is not over yet. 

Trish Coupal at 11:51 AM
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