Saskatchewan Accessibility Act/Barrier-Free SaskatchewanSouth Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre2220 Albert St., Regina SKDecember 5, 201911:30 AM–2:30 PM Please join us to learn how you can assist in the creation of a fully accessible Saskatchewan. What is a Saskatchewan Accessibility Act? The purpose of a Saskatchewan Accessibility Act is to work towards a barrier free Province. TheContinue reading Notice of Town Hall Meeting – December 5, 2019
In the throne speech read to the legislature on October 23, 2019, the Saskatchewan government announced it will hold consultations for an accessibility act. Barrier Free Saskatchewan (BFSK) is looking forward to these consultations and is planning to participate in partnership with other disability groups in the province. To view the video or read theContinue reading Saskatchewan Government Announces Consultations on an Accessibility Act in the Throne Speech
Barrier Free Saskatchewan is holding a town hall meeting at 6:00 PM on tuesday, September 10 in the main theatre of the Francis Morrison Library (across 23rd Street from city hall). This meeting is open to the public. Come to the meeting to learn about Barrier Free Saskatchewan and its mission.
On March 26, 2019, our president sent a letter to the Executive Director of SaskAbility. His letter expressed the concern of Barrier Free Saskatchewan with the health and safety risks faced by people when their motorized wheelchairs, motorized beds, home elevators/lifts, and other assistive equipment become inoperable outside regular business hours. To learn more, readContinue reading Health and Safety — Emergency Help Line
On March 25, 2019, our president sent a letter to all Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) for the province of Saskatchewan. In this letter, he encouraged them to make it a priority as MLAs and for their respective parties to enact an Saskatchewan accessibility act based on the 14 principles developed by Barrier Free Saskatchewan. ToContinue reading Letter to Inspire Empowerment Through a Saskatchewan Accessibility Act
“It was probably unrealistic to expect a smooth “rollout” when recreational cannabis became legal on Oct. 17. For decades, it had been demonized as an illegal drug on par with heroin, crack cocaine and crystal meth. So in moving to legalize, the federal Liberal government had to tread carefully — both at home and internationally,Continue reading Pot Is A Process (Prairie Dog)
“Advocates say there has been an access issue since recreational pot was legalized.” Kendall Latimer · CBC News · Posted: Nov 13, 2018 6:00 AM CT See the article by CBC for more details.
“Cannabis was outlawed in the 1920s as part of a broader prohibition against drugs such as opium and cocaine. To drive home the alleged “threat” weed posed to society, major “reefer madness” style propaganda campaigns were mounted. They were over the top, packed with misinformation and just dumb as hell. And, well, they worked. CanadaContinue reading Welcome To Cannabis Country (Prairie Dog)
“The Nova Scotia government discriminated against people in wheelchairs by failing to enforce a regulation requiring restaurants to have accessible bathrooms, a human rights board of inquiry has found.” The Globe and Mail NOTE: the article by The Globe and Mail is no longer available online – Human rights board finds Nova Scotia discriminated against wheelchairContinue reading Human rights board finds Nova Scotia discriminated against wheelchair users by failing to enforce regulations
The President of Barrier Free Saskatchewan, Robin East, received a letter from Honorable Carla Qualtrough, the Federal Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, about Bill C81, the Accessible Canada Act (ACA). The text below is the content of the email message sent by The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Services and ProcurementContinue reading Letter from the Federal Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility