Shomporko Desk:-Federal politicians are being asked to work collectively to assist Canadians with disabilities weather the COVID-19 emergency.
This when opposition parties refused Wednesday to offer the unanimous consent required to fleetly pass the government’s recent emergency aid bill.
The bill included provisions to deliver on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promise of a one-time, tax-free benefit of up to $600 for disabled Canadians.
That benefit, along with other measures in the bill, is now in limbo.
Jewelles Smith, chair of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities, says she’s disappointed that governments have failed to provide emergency help for disabled Canadians.
Many of them face increased costs due to the pandemic including for grocery delivery, medication dispensing fees and increased home care.
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