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House passes Canada Disability Benefit Legislation 

The House of Commons of Parliament Building, Ottawa, Canada

The Canada Disability Benefit (CDB) has the potential to transform the lives of working-age persons with disabilities. In Canada, persons with disabilities are twice as likely to live in poverty and have trouble making ends meet. This cornerstone of the Government’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) is now one step closer to becoming a reality.

The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, announced that Bill C-22, the ground-breaking legislation for a new Canada Disability Benefit, passed third reading and was unanimously adopted in the House of Commons. Bill C-22 will now move to the Senate for consideration where it will be sponsored by Senator Brent Cotter.

In the spirit of Nothing Without Us, Bill C-22 recognizes the importance of engaging with the disability community. The Government will continue working with the disability community, stakeholders, Indigenous organizations, and the provinces and territories to inform the design of the proposed benefit, its regulations and to  ensure it helps as many people as possible.

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