Mr. Bruce Halliday (Oxford):
Mr. Speaker, the first week of June is National Access Awareness Week. Teams of politicians, disabled individuals, labour leaders, people from the business community and from all walks of life have been busy throughout the year in efforts to eliminate barriers facing persons with disabilities.
Canada's Secretary of State and minister responsible for the status of disabled persons has taken our experiences on disability to the world stage. Together with international colleagues and leaders from the disability community, she has pioneered an initiative to improve the quality of life for the world's 500 million people who are disabled.
Mr. Speaker, we have appreciated your ongoing support of National Access Awareness Week and the concern you have for accessibility to all aspects of Parliament.
May 13, 1993
I want to urge all members of the House to support National Access Awareness Week in the communities throughout their ridings. We can build together on the minister's their your leadership and our record of achievement.
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