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The Text of the First Ontario Legislature
ODA Resolution dd May 16, 1996

posted February 29, 2000 at 6:03 PM PM

On Thursday, May 16, 1996, the Ontario Legislature unanimously passed its first resolution concerning the Ontarians with Disabilities Act.    Introduced by NDP MPP, Marion Boyd, that resolution provided as follows:

In the opinion of this house, since persons with disabilities in Ontario face systemic barriers in access to employment, services, goods, facilities and accommodation; and

since all Ontarians will benefit from the removal of these barriers, thereby enabling these persons to enjoy equal opportunity and full participation in the life of the province;

therefore the government of Ontario should keep its promise as set out in the letter from Michael D. Harris to the Ontarians with Disabilities Act Committee dated May 24, 1995 to:

  • a) enact an Ontarians with Disabilities Act within its current term of office; and

  • b) work together with members of the Ontarians with Disabilities Act Committee, amongst others, in the development of such legislation.


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