The Rights of Persons with Disabilities to Equality and Non-Discrimination

Publication Type
Human Rights Research
Subject Matter
Human Rights

Persons with disabilities continue to be marginalized in Canadian society. Half of all the discrimination complaints filed in Canada are related to disability, according to a report by the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC). The data, compiled nationally for the first time, confirms a trend observed at the federal level for several years: disability-related complaints consistently represent a high proportion of discrimination claims.

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