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Name: Act to amend the Canada Evidence Act and the Criminal Code in respect of persons with disabilities, to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act in respect of persons with disabilities and other matters and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (Chapter 9).
Country: Canada
Subject(s): Non-discrimination; Disabled workers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1998-05-12
Entry into force:
Published on: Canada Gazette, Part III, 1998-07-31, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 2-31 (INFORM - P60108)
ISN: CAN-1998-L-50714
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=50714&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Canada Gazette, Part III, 1998-07-31, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 2-31 (INFORM - P60108)
Abstract/Citation: Amends the Criminal Code to make it an offence to sexually exploit a person with disabilities in a situation of dependency. Amends the Canadian Human Rights Act to provide protection from discrimination against disabled persons in the federal sphere. Adds a provision requiring employers and service providers to accommodate the needs of disabled persons. Also sets forth penalties for hate messages and establishes a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.
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