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 Sept. 30, 2020

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

September 30th, 2020 / 3:50 p.m.
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NDP

Don Davies NDP Vancouver Kingsway, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-246, 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 called the post-secondary education financial assistance for persons with disabilities act, with thanks to the hon. member for Courtenay—Alberni for seconding it. This legislation will provide tuition-free post-secondary education for all Canadians with disabilities. This is not only fundamentally just. It is an investment in our citizens that will level the playing field and benefit our society.

While there has been progress in broadening inclusion for students in Canadian colleges, universities and trade schools, there is still much more work to be done. I hope all parliamentarians will support this vital initiative to help Canadians with disabilities reach their full potential and share their talents, skills and energy with us all, because when people with diverse abilities succeed, we all succeed.

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