The Canadian Association for Community Living has recently come out with a “disability-specific” analysis of the various election platforms of the parties running in the federal election.  This includes mention of the potential for a RRSP rollover into the RDSP, and making the Disability Tax Credit refundable for low income Canadians.

The Voice of Persons with Disabilities is Being Heard – The Canadian Association for Community Living is pleased that all party platforms have made commitments on disability issues. It is clear that the voice of the community is having impact and being heard. In addition to explicit party commitments in platforms, it is also important to keep in mind the recent (May 2008) all-party motion that was passed unanimously by the House of Commons supporting ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The following provides a disability analysis of Federal election platforms for the Conservative Party of Canada, the Liberal Party, the New Democrat Party and the Green Party of Canada.

The analysis uses the three issues CACL identified as election priorities as the benchmarks for reviewing party platforms. The three issues are: poverty, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and inclusive and accessible communities”

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