Laws and Government

Newfoundland and Labrador


  • Accessible Canada Act
    Parliament considers that it is essential to ensure the economic, social and civic participation of all persons in Canada, regardless of their disabilities, and to allow them to fully exercise their rights and responsibilities in a barrier-free Canada…on or before January 1, 2040.
  • Constitution Act, 1982
    The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Code of Practice for Ferry Accessibility
    Developed by the Canadian Transportation Agency


UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The purpose of the Convention is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.