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WHAT

NBCPD reaches out to government officials on a regular basis, advocating against what we feel are injustices faced by people with disabilities in our province. In 2020, some of the things that we have advocated for have been:  

  1. To get the federal Covid19 emergency payment for those with disabilities passed in the House of Commons.

  2. To get the provincial Household modified to allow couples to live in the same dwelling without losing benefits;

  3. To get a new disability benefit implemented to replace social assistance in order to lift people living with severe disabilities out of poverty. 

Jenica Atwin, Federal Member of Parliament for the Green Party, reads an excerpt from one of our letters at the House of Commons in defense of passing a bill to get Covid19 top up payment for people with disabilities. 

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The NBCPD talks about the NB Covid19 vaccine rollout with Global News.

Shows an article on a website called NewsConcerns.  Disability Advocates Grade Party Platforms Ahead of Election.  Photo of NBCPD Chair Shelley Petit and Social Network Specialist Kaitlyn Layden.  Check article in Documents tab.

Can Do.

Click image below to hear interview with Shelley Petit, September 28, 2021 (Courtesy CBC.CA)

Photo of journalist Jonna Brewer.  "Group says government plan to reduce clawbacks to people on assistance does little for persons with disabilities"

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Shelley Petit, September 27, 2021 (Courtesy Globalnews.ca)

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Shelley Petit  (Courtesy of CBC.CA Information Morning )

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Shelley Petit  (Courtesy of Telegraph-Journal )

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