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This petition is to encourage people to inform the Canadian government of the dire need to have the word "disabled" changed to a "Person with a Disability".

This term was discovered in the Glossary of the book "Six Degrees of Dignity: Disability in an Age of Freedom" by David W. Shannon B.A., LL.B, LL.M as "PWD Person with a Disability.

As a recently disabled person that does not see myself as "disabled" and refuses to pass prejudice upon anyone else I was encouraged to try to change something I didn't like about my country's law. Although Canada has been a world leader with how we are able to protect "disabled" people we are not done yet. Lets set an example for the rest of the world to follow.

Definitions:
disability (noun)
1 definition

1: the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment" [syn: disablement, handicap, impairment]

prejudice (noun)
3 definitions

1: a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation [syn: bias, preconception] v
2: disadvantage by prejudice
3: influence (somebody's) opinion in advance [syn: prepossess]

e.g. A lady with a bag. Versus A bag lady.

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