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MLA criticizes accessibility to Legislative Assembly building

Yellowknife, NWT – The Member of the Legislative Assembly for Yellowknife Centre says the people that run the Leg building need to step up and announce the plans for making the building more accessible to people with disabilities.

Robert Hawkins made the comments as MLA’s get set to resume sitting in the Legislature this week.

It was revealed earlier this month that a woman filed an N.W.T Human Rights Commission complaint after she reportedly got stuck in a bathroom at the Leg.

Hawkins says the official response that the Legislative Assembly is not governed by the Human Rights Commission is unacceptable.

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“It becomes gravely disappointing to hear they’re not even willing to entertain this. I think they have their priorities wrong. They need to ensure they’re doing this, set out a plan and once the problem has been identified they should address it.”

The issue even made it into an international disability website earlier this month.

The title of the article is Yellowknife and The Toilet Seat of Democracy.

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