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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Be It Resolved ...

I found this interesting and thought you might, too.

Here are the terms of one of the resolutions adopted at the NSACL Annual General Meeting on  June 25, 2011.
UN Convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities

Given that Nova Scotia was the first provincial/territorial government in Canada to approve the signing and ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; and Given that the thousands of Nova Scotians who have a disability have yet to have their rights under the Convention become a reality; and Given that the Nova Scotia Minister of Justice has assumed responsibility for the Convention and his government has indicated that it fully supports its im-plementation; and Given that it is open to a government to enact domestic legislation to incorpo-rate and activate the terms of the Convention towards full ratification of the Convention; 

Therefore Be It Resolved:
That the Nova Scotia Association for Community Liv-ing take all reasonable steps that are necessary to develop legislation that will promote the full implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities so far as its terms apply to provincial jurisdiction; and That the Nova Scotia Association for Community Living present the legislation modeled on the Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act to the Minister of Justice for consideration by the House of Assembly for enactment within the next twelve months; and that the said legislation be entitled an Act to Promote the Full Implementa-tion of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for all Nova Scotians living with a Disability; and That the Nova Scotia Association for Community Living take all reasonable steps to work cooperatively with the Government of Canada through its local MPs to assist the provincial government to secure funds to enable the Province of Nova Scotia to meet its commit-ment under the new legislation and to achieve full implementation of the UN Convention for all Nova Scotians who have a disability.
Submitted by Dulcie McCallum
So. I wonder if NSACL might just be looking for any assistance with developing that legislation ...

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