The United Nations’ first Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was held on December 13, 2013. On March 30th Canada signs the UN’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), and ratified it just three years later, in 2010.1 2 The convention was the “first legally binding international treaty protecting the rights of persons with disabilities”.3
1. CACL, “Making the CRDP a Reality in Canada,” cacl.ca, accessed July 8, 2018, http://www.cacl.ca/action/campaigns/making-crpd-reality-canada.
2. Megan A. Rusciano, “Towards Full Inclusion: Addressing the Issue of Income Inequality for People with Disabilities in Canada,” in Disabling Barriers: Social Movements, Disability History, and the Law eds. Ravi Malhotra and Benjamin Isitt (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2017), 176.