Turns Out, Disabled People Are Human Beings After All

Chronicle Herald – Peter MacKay, the defence minister and a supporter of the UN effort, said the March 11 ratification signals Canada’s commitment to be governed by the agreement.

“The convention is important internationally because it is the first international human rights treaty that explicitly reaffirms existing human rights guarantees for people with disabilities and promotes respect for their inherent dignity,” said MacKay in a news release.

Denise Peterson-Rafuse, the provincial minister responsible for the disabled persons commission act, said she was proud Nova Scotia was one of the first provinces to signal support for ratification of the treaty.

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