Government of Nova Scotia Passes Bill 59 to Amend the Accessibility Act

Bill 59 to amend the Accessibility Act was passed by the Government of Nova Scotia on April 27, 2017. Nova Scotia is only the third province in Canada to pass accessibility legislation. The government widely consulted with persons with disabilities on the amendments, and the updates have received broad support from the disability community in Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission will monitor implementation of the Act as it moves forward.

 

 

Please find the news release here:  https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20170427007

 

CBC: Heavily criticized Accessibility Act garners praise following redraft: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/accessibility-legislation-new-law-disabled-government-1.4083100

 

For more information and the text of the Accessibility Act: https://novascotia.ca/coms/accessibility/