i) The Federal Government recently announced a public consultation, which will be open until February 2017, with respect to developing federal accessibility legislation. In-person consultations are taking place in a number of cities across Canada from September to November 2016. Currently, the only accessibility legislation that is in force is the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 in Ontario, though some other provinces have accessibility legislation in the works.
ii) The New Brunswick Government is seeking feedback with respect to proposed changes to the Employment Standards Act. The proposed changes relate to the statutory minimum wage, employment protections for young workers, and coverage under the Employment Standards Act.