CCD Chairperson's Update- September 2010
CCD Addresses Challenging New Opportunities
In the voluntary sector, the summer tends to be a slow time with the pace speeding up in the fall and true to form this has happened once again at CCD. Our National Council, Committees, volunteers and staff have been fully engaged this month developing some exciting new future opportunities and tackling some long-standing issues. This edition of the Chairperson’s Update presents the highlights of both new and long-term projects being undertaken by CCD.
Executive Committee/Social Policy Committee/International Committee—Representatives of these three
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)—Developing an appropriate Canadian response to the CRPD will be
Elections Canada—As a result of its intervention as an "interested party” on inaccessible polling stations (the Hughes Case),
Litigation Update—CCD, along with a collation of other groups, has been granted intervener status in the Mowat case, which focuses on the awarding of interim court costs. The court has allowed CCD to file a 10 page factum and a decision on oral arguments is pending. Lawyers David Baker and Paul Champ are acting as legal counsel to CCD for this intervention.