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Human Resources committee  Yes, absolutely. Thank you for your question, and I will answer in French, if I may. At the Canadian Human Rights Commission, we are at arm's length from government. We report to Parliament, either through our special power to report to Parliament or though our annual report

October 4th, 2018Committee meeting

Marie-Claude Landry

Human Resources committee  I think it's complementary. We have the complaint process, and it has addressed some problems, but the thing with the bill is it's proactive. It's going to bring forward a completely different way to address systemic situations of accessibility or lack of accessibility. For me, t

October 4th, 2018Committee meeting

Marie-Claude Landry

Human Resources committee  The accessibility commissioner will have the specific mandate to audit and to receive complaints. There will be a specific mandate. I have a broad mandate to receive applications and complaints and to do promotion and education under the Canadian Human Rights Act. The accessibi

October 4th, 2018Committee meeting

Marie-Claude Landry

Human Resources committee  As my colleague mentioned, we need to have the proper tools to report on that specifically, and this is what we are doing. The Canadian Human Rights Commission is working to make sure that we will be able to report on that with the appropriate tools, and for that we need appropri

October 4th, 2018Committee meeting

Marie-Claude Landry

Human Resources committee  The funds at the Canadian Human Rights Commission have not been increased for 14 years, and that's a challenge we're working on.

October 4th, 2018Committee meeting

Marie-Claude Landry

Human Resources committee  Yes. Overall at the commission, disability complaints usually make up between 57% and 60% of all the complaints we receive. About half of these are related to accessibility. From 2008 to September 2018, the commission received 4,171 disability-related complaints.

October 4th, 2018Committee meeting

Marie-Claude Landry

Human Resources committee  It could be employment, services, transportation, communications, accessible buildings.

October 4th, 2018Committee meeting

Marie-Claude Landry

Human Resources committee  Yes. Thank you for your question. “Temporary or episodic in nature” is already in the definition of this bill. What is important in our review at the Canadian Human Rights Commission is that every person who suffers from a disability find themselves in the act. This is an impo

October 4th, 2018Committee meeting

Marie-Claude Landry

Human Resources committee  What I will add is that the commission recognized the technical expertise and the long experience of other sectoral bodies in dealing with their specific and sometimes technical areas of jurisdiction. They are experts in their respective fields. What is important for us as the Ca

October 4th, 2018Committee meeting

Marie-Claude Landry

Human Resources committee  My colleague will start and I will add on.

October 4th, 2018Committee meeting

Marie-Claude Landry

Human Resources committee  Good morning. Thank you for inviting the Canadian Human Rights Commission to take part in your study of Bill C-81. With me is Marcella Daye, senior policy adviser at the commission. The commission is an independent agency of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and Canada's human

October 4th, 2018Committee meeting

Marie-Claude Landry

Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  The commission is what is referred to as an organization tasked with screening, or performing the first step. The commission has used the declaration on a regular basis in its presentations and its pleadings, as well in its promotional, prevention and policy development work.

March 27th, 2018Committee meeting

Marie-Claude Landry

Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  Good evening. I would like to begin by acknowledging that we are meeting on the traditional territory of the Algonquin people. Thank you for inviting the Canadian Human Rights Commission to take part in your study into Bill C-262. I'm joined today by Valerie Phillips, the commi

March 27th, 2018Committee meeting

Marie-Claude Landry

Human Resources committee  I think my colleague suggested “trusted person” or “designated person”, which could indeed be a solution.

February 28th, 2018Committee meeting

Marie-Claude Landry

Human Resources committee  What I said in my presentation is that we will give you a list of recommendations for amendments of a more technical nature before the March 5 deadline.

February 28th, 2018Committee meeting

Marie-Claude Landry