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Accessible Canada Act

Version of section 42 from 2023-04-27 to 2024-05-01:


Marginal note:Initial accessibility plan

  •  (1) A regulated entity that carries on a broadcasting undertaking must, before the expiry of one year after the day fixed or determined by regulations made under subsection 45(1) that apply to that regulated entity, prepare and publish, in accordance with this Act and regulations made under that subsection, an accessibility plan respecting

    • (a) its policies, programs, practices and services in relation to the identification and removal of barriers, and the prevention of new barriers, in the areas referred to in paragraphs 5(c), (d) and (e), the area referred to in paragraph 5(c.1) as it relates to the areas referred to in paragraphs (d) and (e) and, if it is not subject to the Employment Equity Act, employment equity;

    • (b) the conditions imposed on the regulated entity under section 9.1 of the Broadcasting Act that relate to the identification and removal of barriers and the prevention of new barriers;

    • (c) the provisions of any order made under subsection 9(4) of that Act that relate to the identification and removal of barriers and the prevention of new barriers and that apply to the regulated entity; and

    • (d) the provisions of any regulations made under subsection 10(1) of that Act that relate to the identification and removal of barriers and the prevention of new barriers and that apply to the regulated entity.

  • Marginal note:Updated accessibility plan

    (2) The regulated entity must prepare and publish, in accordance with this Act and regulations made under subsection 45(1), an updated version of its accessibility plan no later than the third anniversary of the day on which the plan was last published or before the expiry of the applicable period prescribed by regulations made under that subsection.

  • Marginal note:Notice to Commission

    (3) The regulated entity must notify the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, within the time and in the manner prescribed in regulations made under subsection 45(1), of the publication of every version of its accessibility plan.

  • Marginal note:Duty to consult

    (4) The regulated entity must consult persons with disabilities in the preparation of its accessibility plan and every updated version of its accessibility plan.

  • Marginal note:Manner of consultation

    (5) The accessibility plan must set out the manner in which the regulated entity consulted persons with disabilities in the preparation of the plan.

  • Marginal note:Applicable requirements

    (6) The accessibility plan need not address a requirement that applies to the regulated entity and that is set out in a condition, order or regulation referred to in paragraphs (1)(b) to (d) unless the requirement has been in force at least three months before the day on which the accessibility plan must be published.

  • Marginal note:Duty to make plan available on request

    (7) If a person makes a request in accordance with subsection (8), the regulated entity must, within the time prescribed by regulations made under subsection 45(1), make its accessibility plan available to the person in the format prescribed by regulations made under that subsection that is indicated in the request.

  • Marginal note:Conditions

    (8) The request must be made in the form and manner prescribed by regulations made under subsection 45(1) and must indicate the format prescribed by regulations made under that subsection in which the accessibility plan is to be made available to the person making the request.

  • Marginal note:Principles

    (9) The regulated entity must take into account the principles set out in section 6 when it prepares an accessibility plan or an updated version of its accessibility plan.

  • 2019, c. 10, s. 42
  • 2023, c. 8, s. 46

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