The Government of Canada is introducing new accessibility legislation that will impact federal industries, including air and rail travel.
Once passed, Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act: An Act to Ensure a Barrier-free Canada, the Government of Canada will work with stakeholders and Canadians with disabilities to create new accessibility standards and regulations. These would apply to sectors in the federal jurisdiction, such as banking, telecommunications, transportation industries such as air and rail, and the Government of Canada itself.
These new regulated standards would set out requirements for organizations to follow to identify, remove, and prevent barriers to accessibility.
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As with other policy issues, we continue to monitor the legislation and will keep our members up to date on issues that may impact the tourism sector in the development of new accessibility regulations.