December 19, 1997

Mr. David Lepofsky Co-Chair
Ontarians with Disabilities Act
Committee c/o Deborah Thynn
271 Spadina Road
Toronto, Ontario
M5R 2V3

Dear Mr. Lepofsky:

In a letter dated December 4, the Premier has asked me to respond to your letter of November 19 and your request to meet.

I am sure you agree that the development of an Ontarians with Disabilities Act involves many complex issues. As indicated to you in our telephone conversation, I am committed to taking the time to ensure a meaningful and realistic approach. I anticipate that by January we will have worked out the directions for a consultation process. When I am in a position to respond to your specific inquiries, I will get in touch with you. If at that time, the Committee would like a meeting, my office wilI set that up.

Isabel Bassett