Post-Secondary Education Financial Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act

An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act and the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act

Sponsor

Don Davies  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of June 11, 2019

Subscribe to a feed (what's a feed?) of speeches and votes in the House related to Bill C-456.

Elsewhere

All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, provided by the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

Post-Secondary Education Financial Assistance for Persons with Disabilities ActRoutine Proceedings

June 11th, 2019 / 10:05 a.m.
See context

NDP

Don Davies NDP Vancouver Kingsway, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-456, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act and the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act.

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise today to introduce an important bill to Parliament, the Post-Secondary Education Financial Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act, with thanks to the hon. member for Windsor—Tecumseh for seconding it.

This legislation will provide tuition-free post-secondary education for all Canadians with disabilities. This bill is a result of the vision of a bright young man from my riding of Vancouver Kingsway, Sanjay Kajal. Sanjay is the 2019 winner of my annual create your Canada contest. He hopes that this bill will help all Canadians with disabilities reach their full potential, by eliminating tuition as a financial barrier to accessing post-secondary education. This is not only fundamentally just, but it is an investment in our citizens. It will level the playing field and help Canadians who need it the most.

I hope that all Parliamentarians will help Sanjay realize his vision for a better Canada.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)