HANSARD: Tabling petition to support disabled people out of poverty immediately

Persons with Disabilities
Routine Proceedings
March 31st, 2023 / 12:30 p.m.

Jenny Kwan Vancouver East, BC

Mr. Speaker, I rise to table a petition calling on the Government of Canada to urgently end the legislative poverty that 1.5 million disabled Canadians live with every day and to establish a Canada disability benefit that upholds human rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Two Vancouver East constituents, Harris Taylor and Jan Nathanson spoke with their neighbours to gather signatures and show the deep support in our community for lifting all disabled people out of poverty immediately.

I hope the government will heed their call and that all parties will work collaboratively together to swiftly establish an adequate benefit.

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