The "Public Eye"

Noun. public eyepublic eye - a focus of public attention; "he enjoyed being in the limelight"; "when Congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency".

Say what you will, the news is what counts when it is information you need.



Conservatives Must Act Immediately to Make Government Accessible to Persons with Disabilities

OTTAWA – Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the following statement today on the recent Federal Court of Appeal decision on the accessibility of the federal government to persons with disabilities:

"In the Donna Jodhan case, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal stated unequivocally that the rights of persons with vision disabilities were being violated by denying them equal access to government information and services.

"The federal government has an obligation to develop and deliver services that are usable by people with disabilities both under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and as a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

"The Conservatives must stop shirking their responsibilities and take immediate steps to ensure that all Canadians have equal access to information across all federal departments and agencies. Moreover, they must do so in an open and transparent manner, reporting their progress back to Canadians."

Initially posted here, 12 June 2012.