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Broken Promise “Accessibility for All Manitobans”

The month of June is flying by. So too is BFM’s Broken Promise campaign.

We launched the campaign on May 29th. We’re looking to wrap it up by June 25th.

First the good news. With 10 days still to go, we think that the campaign is already having an impact. Thousands have already signed on to the online and printed versions of the Broken Promise post card. The six campaign video messages have been watched an incredible 11,000 times on our FaceBook page.

As well, Minister Scott Fielding, the Minister responsible for the AMA, has had to field (pardon the pun) questions about the slow, weak and incomplete implementation of the Act four times in the Legislative Assembly (in response to questions, unprompted by BFM, from both NDP and Liberal MLAs).

Minister Fielding’s latest response was the clearest. He stated that work on the three remaining standards (Information and Communication, Transportation and the Built Environment) would be done concurrently so that all five of the initial standards will be in place before April 2020.

The news from earlier this week is a welcomed start. But much more needs to be done so that the AMA’s promise does not remain broken.
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That’s why we are asking you to help us build on this initial impact during the campaign’s last 10 days.
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