This video presents “Stevie Wonder supports the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.”
- “Stevie Wonder, UN Messenger of Peace, calls on support for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to be “signed, sealed and delivered by all countries, for everyone’s sake”.
3 December is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
- The United Nations’ theme for this year is “Break Barriers, Open Doors: for an inclusive society and development for all”
December 3, 2013
Harper Government Marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities
The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, and the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, today marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
“From introducing the Registered Disability Savings Plan in 2007 to the initiatives in this year’s budget supporting job opportunities, our Government continues to support Canadians with disabilities and their families,” said Minister Flaherty. “We recognize that Canadians with disabilities play an important role in our society, and through Canada’s Economic Action Plan, we are committed to helping them achieve a better quality of life.”
“Our Government is hard at work to ensure our country benefits from the talents of Canadians with disabilities. Today, and throughout the year, we will continue to help Canadians with disabilities be active participants in the economy and their communities,” added Minister Kenney.
Since 2006, the Government of Canada has introduced a number of measures to address the needs of people with disabilities, including:
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