Mr. Guy Saint-Julien (Abitibi):
Madam Speaker, in June 1989, our Prime Minister, the Right Hon. Brian Mulroney, signed the official declaration for National Access Awareness Week, inviting all Canadians to make this week a special event and improve the quality of life in their communities.
Since then, communities across Canada have improved access to public places, services and facilities for persons with disabilities. However, much remains to be done to eliminate all barriers encountered by the disabled, who are entitled to take an active part in the daily life of their community and to have access to the same basic services as the rest of the population.
The impact of National Access Awareness Week should last throughout the year.
Subtopic: STATEMENTS PURSUANT TO S. O. 31