"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."This brings me to question which people are involved with the development of this bill.
Is the committee made up of so called "experts on disabled people"? I have not read the full text on the convention, but where do Deaf people fit in this bill? What issues have been taken in consideration to improve the quality of Deaf people's lives? Were these considerations or recommendations made by those "audist experts" who do not care about our inherent dignity and think Deaf people need to be repaired with cocklear implants or magic pills?
According to CBC, the next step is to get Canada to ratify this bill, let's see how fast Canada does this - hopefully with the same speed as Canada's ratification of the bill on Women and Children's rights. Let's see if this landmark bill actually makes a mark on land. :)