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Communiqué #3 - Legislation  

Lynn Jones, Provincial Chairperson of Legislation

May 2023


Rosaleen Quinn from End Poverty Regina reached out to me about having our CWL community support Bill C-22 which is currently before the Senate.


They currently are working on a Postcard campaign to get this worthy cause passed through the Sen-ate and have asked me to help get postcards signed and mailed into the Government.


Bill C-22 – An Act to reduce poverty and to support the financial security of persons with disabilities by establishing the Canada disability benefit and making a consequential amendment to the Income Tax Act, is the enabling legislation that will create the new Canada Disability Benefit.


Points to ponder:

  • Pre-pandemic, the rates of poverty for working aged disabled Canadians far surpass those of non-disabled.
  • During the pandemic, disabled people only received a one off $600.00 payment.
  • Provincial disability income support benefit is insufficient, and the disabled are left to survive on what would be considered 50% below the poverty line. Provincial benefits are not indexed to inflation.
  • Shelter allowance is too low which means many disabled people live with aging parents in fear of what will happen when their parents die. Independent living is out of their reach.
  • Market rental rates and accommodation leaves the disabled at a huge disadvantage.
  • Inflation continues to rise and yet they are expected to exist on a meager income.


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Communiqué #2 - Legislation  

Lynn Jones, Provincial Chairperson of Legislation

October 2022


I hope you all had a wonderful summer and are ready to get back to our regular CWL meetings.


As the league embraces a new chapter, we will be phasing out the Legislation standing committee and will be working under the new committee of Social Justice. I am looking forward to seeing how this all unfolds in the coming months.


I have been doing some reading since my last communique and would like to share with you an arti-cle I found called - Roe v. Wade – Now What? For those of you who get the Catholic Register you will have already read this but for those who don’t please search for the article on the link below.


Another article is Implications of Roe v Wage in the Canadian Context. Please check out the link be-low. It gives you a bit of history on abortion legislation in both US and CA and where we are now.


If you find any legislation articles you would like to share with me please email me at I would love to hear from you.


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Communiqué #1 - Legislation  

Lynn Jones, Provincial Chairperson of Legislation

July 2022


“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” – Mahatma Gandhi


New Chairpersons:

As I am also new I went on the Internet to get started.

How does a bill become Law?

One of the jobs that I have as Legislation Chair is to monitor the legislation of all levels of government. 

LEGISinfo: provides information on Bills being considered in the House of Commons and Senate:


Information about Justice-related legislation currently being considered by Parliament, can be found at Department of Justice


Current Legislation:



As I am sure all of you are aware of the breaking news south of the border.  ROE vs WADE has been overturned.  There is so much available in a variety of media – TV, Radio and the Internet. 

If you put “roe versus wade and catholic” in google you will come across oodles of articles on the subject. 


The Catholic Register has an interesting article called Abortion Reality


There will be much discussion from both sides of the issue in the days to come. Take some time during the summer to listen and read. 


Bill 14, Time to Care Act (Long Term Care Homes Amendment, Minimum Standard of Daily Care), 2021

The Bill amends the Long Term Care Homes Act, 2007 so that a long-term care home will have to provide its residents with at least four hours a day of nursing and personal support services, averaged across residents.  The minimum hours may be increased by regulation. 

Status – First reading was back in October of 2021, Second Reading in November of 2021 and the order has been referred to a Standing Committee on Justice Policy on Nov 24 2021.

With each province weighing in on this debate this will also have plenty of articles to read over the summer.  


Lynn Jones


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