Image of black text with drop shadow that reads: Ontarians With Disabilities Act Committee
Letter to Minister Helen Johns
from Steve Peters
MPP, Elgin-Middlesex-London
Liberal Disability Critic

October 23, 1999


Mr. Steve Peters, MPP
542 Talbot Street
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 1C4

Hon. Helen Johns
6th Floor, 77 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 2R9

Saturday, October 23, 1999

Dear Minister Johns;

I felt mixed emotions about your government's attention to the issues of persons with disabilities in Thursday's Throne Speech. While it was positive to see these issues mentioned, I was disappointed that no actual consultations or legislation were promised.

Would you please clarify what you mean by 'Action Plan'? I am curious about this vague phrase. I also hope that you will reiterate your committment to pass an effective ODA as soon as possible.

I am writing today to request a meeting to discuss these issues. At that meeting, I will offer my assistance to ensure that an Ontarians with Disabilities Act is passed within this term of government.

As you know, all three parties support the ideals of an Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and all three parties voted in favour when Dwight Duncan's resolution endorsing the recommendations of the ODA committee won unanimous support. I am confident that we can work together on this issue to develop workable and effective legislation.

Thanks for your time and have a good day.

Yours truly,

signed on original

Steve Peters, MPP


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