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The Hon. George  Baker, P.C. Senator George Baker is the former MP for the riding of Gander - Grand Falls (Newfoundland and Labrador). He was first elected to the House of Commons in 1974, and was re-elected at every subsequent federal election. Since March 26, 2002, he has served in the Senate of Canada, representing the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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Statement made on 31 March 2009 by Senator Art Eggleton

Hon. Art Eggleton:

Honourable senators, yesterday marked the two-year anniversary of the Government of Canada signing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The convention was the first comprehensive human rights treaty of the 21st century and marked a paradigm shift in attitudes and approaches toward persons with disabilities. However, after two years the government has yet to bring forth legislation to ratify it.

I understand that the government is currently in consultations with the provinces to ensure that the provincial legislation is in line with the convention. Could the Leader of the Government in the Senate please provide an update on the progress of the consultations?


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