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 the transcript for this throne speech, visit Speech from the Throne 2019.
These residents will be able to enjoy more accessible communities as this fall, my government will continue to implement the Disability Strategy by consulting on a new Accessibility Act.
My government has significantly increased funding for the Transit Assistance for People with Disabilities Program, including a 45 per cent increase this year that will partially fund up to 15 new paratransit vehicles in the province.The Speech from the Throne 2019 – Delivered on the occasion of the opening of the third session of the twenty-eight legislature. Wednesday, October 23, 2019. on Page 12 (14)