Minister Qualtrough Reintroduces Canada Disability Benefit  Legislation 

Media advisory

The Canada Disability Benefit Bill, (An Act to reduce poverty and to support the financial security of persons with disabilities by establishing the Canada disability benefit and making a consequential amendment to the Income Tax Act), is expected to be tabled in the House of Commons shortly after 10:00 am ET today. Minister Qualtrough will hold a press conference immediately after the tabling in the foyer.

Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local

Thursday, June 2, 2022

10:30 a.m. EDT

House of Commons Foyer
                   West Block
                   Parliament Hill
                   Ottawa, Ontario


  • Arrive between 20 and 30 minutes prior to the announcement.
  • Do not attend if you have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 or have been in contact with anyone who has received a positive diagnosis within the last 14 days.
  • Please note that wearing a face covering is mandatory.


The entire building is accessible.

Note: To help ensure optimal simultaneous interpretation sound quality, journalists are encouraged to use a microphone (headphones/headset) or, when possible, a landline, and to avoid using speaker mode if queuing up for questions.



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FOR INFORMATION (media only):

Tara Beauport
Press Secretary
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough

Media Relations Office
Employment and Social Development Canada
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