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ODA Committee Update
dated Sept. 5, 2003
Last updated Sept 8, 2003


Announcing Upcoming Major Disability Election Issues Forum In Hotly-Contested London Region On Saturday, September 20, 2003

We are delighted that a major public forum on disability issues in this provincial election, including the need to strengthen the current weak, unenforceable ODA, will be held in London on Saturday morning, September 20, 2003 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. See the announcement below from the London Region of the ODA Committee.

London is a hotly-contested part of Ontario which may well affect the outcome of the whole provincial election. Candidates from the parties in the London area have been invited. We hope that as many as possible will attend.

Please plan to come, whether you are from London or even from other nearby communities. Bring your questions. Consider organizing similar events in your community. We encourage all to raise any and all disability issues that are important to them, and not just the obviously-important issue of the need to strengthen the weak, unenforceable ODA.



On Saturday, September 20, the London Region of the Ontarians with Disabilities Act Committee is hosting a public forum on disability issues including the Ontarians with Disabilities Act (ODA) issue.

David Lepofsky, volunteer chair of the province-wide, non-partisan ODA Committee, will be our keynote speaker. All the candidates running in the London area will be invited. Please plan on coming, and bring your questions about the ODA and disability issues.

More information is available at www.odacommittee.net about the ODA issue in this election.

Where: Forest City Kiwanis Seniors' Community Centre, 78 Riverside Drive, London.

When: Saturday, September 20, 2003 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Candidates running in this provincial election in the London area have been invited to attend and to be ready to answer questions from the public.

So far, Steve Peters, Liberal MPP St. Thomas, and former Liberal disability critic, and Irene Mathyssen, NDP candidate, London-Fanshawe, have accepted this invitation.

Updated Sept 8, 2003 to include confirmations from Patti Dalton, NDP London West and Rebecca Coulter NDP, London North Centre

American Sign Language interpretation provided.
Barrier-free access for people using wheelchairs, scooters, walkers.


Please come. Urge others to come. Hear what the candidates have to say. Tell them about the barriers you face. Learn how you can make disability issues count in this election.

RSVP would be appreciated, but is not mandatory. Email Cathy Vincent-Linderoos, a regional contact, ODA Committee, London area (clinderoos@rogers.com)

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