December 2, 2011 - International Day for Persons with Disabilities Dec 3, 2011
The International Day for Persons with Disabilities is a day not only for advocacy, but also for reaffirming a commitment to expanding accessibility and recognition for persons with disabilities.
Defined by the United Nations as “those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others,” persons with disabilities continue to face significant obstacles within Saskatchewan.
Working people across Saskatchewan were concerned today to learn that the provincial government’s plan for a new so-called “essential services” law includes taking a significant step backwards in terms of its scope.
In light of recent revelations about how a handful of Saskatchewan construction companies donated more than $64, 000 to the current government in 2011 alone – the same government that passed Bill 80 at the industry’s request in 2008 – the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour is calling for a ban on corporate political donations in the province.