March 20, 2000
Monday, March 20, 2000: For Immediate Release
TWO MAJOR EVENTS AT QUEENS PARK
ON MARCH 27 IN FIGHT FOR
NEW DISABILITY LAW
Monday, March 20, 2000: Queen's Park: On Monday, March 27, 2000, people with disabilities will converge on Queen's Park to bring home the message that they need a strong and effective Ontarians with Disabilities Act now to remove barriers preventing them from fully participating in Ontario life. From 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Amethyst Room at the Main Legislative building will be held open consultation hearings by Liberal Disability Critic MPP Steve Peters. People with disabilities will be in attendance to tell what they want in the promised new law to tear down the barriers that they face every day of their lives. This will be the fifteenth event in Mr. Peters' series of public forums, held in cities across Ontario in March, in the absence of the Government holding public forums on this subject.
Earlier that day, at 11 am on March 27, 2000, a news conference will be held by the Ontarians with Disabilities Act Committee.
In the 1995 election, Premier Harris promised in writing that he would work together with the ODA Committee and pass an Ontarians with Disabilities Act in his first term to achieve a barrier-free Ontario for people with disabilities. He has not passed the promised legislation, and has consistently refused to meet with the ODA Committee.
Contact: David Lepofsky firstname.lastname@example.org
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