MK Disability Lawyers partner Courtney Mulqueen was honoured to be featured in a recent article by Legal Matters about the Federal Government’s proposed disability benefits bill. Please see an excerpt reprinted below, and visit the Legal Matters website to read the full article.
The federal government’s pledge to establish a monthly disability benefit is promising but needs to be more than mere window dressing to truly help those who are struggling financially or living in poverty, says Toronto disability insurance lawyer Courtney Mulqueen.
The Liberal government introduced Bill C-35, the Canada Disability Benefit Act (CDBA), modelled after the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) that seniors receive. The bill is still before Parliament and few details are available.
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, says the proposed legislation will provide additional long-term financial support to Canadians with disabilities.
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