Transcripts from working group meetings on the Temporary Exemption Requests from the Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations


Personal statements

Please note that participant comments expressed during the public consultations events are considered personal statements and do not represent the official position of the Canadian Transportation Agency. All participants were given the option to make their oral submission in the official language of their choice.

Privacy notice

All participants were informed that information they shared during the public consultation process will form part of the public record and will be posted on the CTA's website in due course.

Accuracy disclaimer

These transcripts were generated by a transcription service and capture comments verbatim from the video conference. The quality of audio is dependent on a number of factors including the participant's proximity to the microphone, speaker's enunciation, and the limitations of devices. All of these factors resulted in some gaps which are indicated in the transcripts as "inaudible" comments. As such the Canadian Transportation Agency is not responsible for any reliance by the user on the accuracy or completeness of these transcripts.

Naming Convention

All references to speakers have been changed to first and last names for clarity and in accordance with our Inclusivity statement.

As part of the consultation process, the Agency established a working group and held three working group meetings on March 9, 16 and 23, 2021. The working group meetings, which were facilitated by Agency staff, were attended by stakeholders from industry and disability rights organizations. Following the working group meetings, the transcripts from each meeting were placed on the record for the Agency's consideration, and were shared with the applicants and working group members. Applicants were then given until April 14, 2021, to provide comments.

Transcripts from working group meetings


Working group on ATPDR temporary exemption requests
(PDF ; 853 kb)
March 9, 2021
Working group on ATPDR temporary exemption requests
(PDF ; 841 kb)
March 16, 2021
Working group on ATPDR temporary exemption requests
(PDF ; 836 kb)
March 23, 2021
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