Inaccessible métro stations violate charter of rights, hearing told

    If transit agencies had followed the law, most métro and train stations would be accessible by now, say the lawyers representing people who rely on wheelchairs to get around.

    “The Quebec charter (of Human Rights and Freedoms) went into effect in 1975, so all the stations built after that point should be accessible to everyone,” said Gilles Gareau, the lawyer representing the Regroupement des activistes pour l’inclusion au Québec (RAPLIQ). The group was in Quebec Superior Court Wednesday and Thursday requesting permission to launch a class-action suit against the Société de transport de Montréal, the Agence métropolitaine de transport and the city of Montreal.

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