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additions to site indexed below under date published online:

 

March 23, 2005
New additions to the site include:

Hansard text for February 8, 2005 - Day 6 of 6 days of the Public Hearings on Bill 118

Hansard text for February 7, 2005 - Day 5 of 6 days of the Public Hearings on Bill 118


March 22, 2005
New additions to the site include:

ODA Committee Update dd March 21, 2005 - Liberal Government Tables Package of Proposed Amendments to Bill 118

 

March 21, 2005
New additions to the site include:

Hansard text for February 3, 2005 - Day 4 of 6 days of the Public Hearings on Bill 118

 

March 20, 2005
New additions to the site include:

Hansard text for February 2, 2005 - Day 3 of 6 days of the Public Hearings on Bill 118

Hansard text for February 1, 2005 - Day 2 of 6 days of the Public Hearings on Bill 118


March 19, 2005
New additions to the site include:

Hansard text for January 31, 2005 - Day 1 of 6 days of the Public Hearings on Bill 118

ODA Committee Update dd March 19, 2005 - New Democratic Party Tables Package of Proposed Amendments to Bill 118

ODA Committee Update dd March 19, 2005 - Conservative Party Tables Proposed Amendments to Bill 118

 

March 16, 2005
New additions to the site include:

ODA Committee Update dd March 11, 2005 - More Details On Upcoming Clause-By-Clause Debate On Bill 118 By Standing Committee On Social Policy

 

March 10, 2005
New additions to the site include:

ODA Committee Update dd March 5, 2005 - Legislature Sets Schedule For Clause-By-Clause Consideration Of Bill 118

Download the 15 minute audio clip of the ODA Committee's Feb 1, 2005 presentation to the Standing Committee on Social Policy concerning Bill 118
(mp3 file, 2.8 mb)



March 9, 2005
New additions to the site include:

ODA Committee Update dd February 10, 2005 - Launching the Next Quick Round of Our Campaign for a Barrier-Free Ontario - Rapid Grassroots Blitz to Email the 3 Parties to Support ODA Committee's Proposed Amendments to Bill 118

ODA Committee Update dd February 6, 2005 - Text of ODA Committee's February 1, 2005 Oral Presentation Concerning Bill 118 to the Legislature's Standing Committee On Social Policy - And Other News

 

March 7, 2005
New additions to the site include:

ODA Committee Press Release dd January 30, 2005 - Legislature's Standing Committee To Kick Off Historic Public Hearings On New Bill To Make Province Fully Accessible For Ontarians With Disabilities

ODA Committee Update dd Jan. 30, 2005 - ODA Committee Issues News Release On Public Hearings Re Bill 118 - Please Circulate This News Release To Your Local Media

ODA Committee Update dd Jan. 27, 2005 - Bits And Pieces Of News About Upcoming Public Hearings On Bill 118

 

March 6, 2005
New additions to the site include:

ODA Committee Update dd January 26, 2005 - Brief To The Ontario Legislature's Standing Committee On Social Policy On Bill 118, The Proposed Accessibility For Ontarians With Disabilities Act

Download Final ODA Committee Brief on Bill 118 (Word doc, size 553 kb)

Download the Table of Contents of the Final ODA Committee Brief on Bill 118 (Word doc, size 37 kb)

 

March 5, 2005
New additions to the site include:

ODA Committee Update dd January 26, 2005 - ODA Committee Submits Its Final Brief On Bill 118 To The Legislature's Standing Committee On Social Policy

ODA Committee Update dd January 26, 2005 - Helpful Tips For Preparing Your Written And/or Oral Presentation On Bill 118 To The Legislature's Standing Committee On Social Policy

 

March 4, 2005
New additions to the site include:

ODA Committee Update dd January 21, 2005 - Some Reminders And Update On Dates, Times And Locations On Public Hearings On Bill 118

ODA Committee Update dd January 10, 2005 - Announcing York Region Public Forum On Bill 118 And On How To Take Part In Public Hearings On It - Saturday January 22, 2005

ODA Committee Update dd January 8, 2005 - Media Coverage Of Upcoming Public Hearings On Bill 118 - And Other Good News

 

March 3, 2005
New additions to the site include:

ODA Committee Update dd January 6, 2005 - ODA Committee Releases Draft Brief Proposing Amendments To Bill 118 - Send the ODA Committee Your Feedback!

ODA Committee Update dd January 5, 2005 - Standing Committee On Social Policy Firms Up Exact Dates For Public Hearings On Bill 118 - Be Sure To Send In Your Request To Appear At Hearings By January 12

ODA Committee Update dd December 18, 2004 - Legislature's Standing Committee Decides On Dates And Cities For Public Hearings On Bill 118


March 2, 2005
New additions to the site include:

Ontario Legislature hansard excerpt dd December 3, 2004 - Bill 118 Unanimously Passess Second Reading In Ontario Legislature On Eve Of International Day Of Persons With Disabilities

ODA Committee Press Release dd Dec. 1, 2004 - New Disability Accessibility Law To Reach Historic Second Reading Vote On Eve Of International Day Of Persons With Disabilities

ODA Committee Update dd Dec. 1, 2004 - ODA Committee Circulates News Release On Eve Of Second Reading Vote On Bill 118

 

Nov. 29, 2004
New additions to the site include:

Captioning notes from the September 11, 2004 ODA Committee London Region's Michael Lewis memorial Symposium on Disability Accessibility Legislation (Word doc, 333 kb)

ODA Committee Update dd Nov. 29, 2004 - Today is 10th Anniversary of the Birth of the Organized ODA Movement

ODA Committee Update dd Nov. 27, 2004 - Text Of Third Day Of Second Reading Debate On Bill 118 Now Available

ODA Committee Update dd Nov. 26, 2004 - Formal Vote on Bill 118 on Second Reading Scheduled for Thursday, December 2, 2004

ODA Committee Update dd Nov. 25, 2004 - ODA Committee Releases Fact Check on Second Reading Debates on Bill 118 - the First Two Days

ODA Committee Update dd Nov. 24, 2004 - Text of Second Day of Second Reading Debate on Bill 118 Now Available

ODA Committee Update dd Nov. 23, 2004 - American Sign Language, Captioning, and Additional Accessible Room Confirmed for Thursday, November 25, 2004, Third Day of Second Reading Debate on Bill 118

 

Nov. 28, 2004
New additions to the site include:

ODA Committee Update dd Nov. 23, 2004 - American Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning, and an Accessible Meeting Room Arranged at Queen's Park for Watching Tonight's Second Day of Second Reading Debate on Bill 118

ODA Committee Update dd Nov. 21, 2004 - You Can Now Watch and Listen On Line to the ODA Committee London Region's September 11 Michael Lewis Memorial "Still Waiting" Symposium on New Disability Accessibility Legislation

ODA Committee Update dd Nov. 20, 2004 - Text of The First Day of Second Reading Debates on Bill 118

ODA Committee Update dd Nov. 18, 2004 - Additional Two Dates For Second Reading Debate On Bill 118 Have Been Set

ODA Committee Update dd Nov. 17, 2004 - CBC Radio 1 In Thunder Bay to Air Interview on ODA Committee's Upcoming Tenth Anniversary on Thursday Morning, November 18, 2004

ODA Committee Update dd Nov. 17, 2004 - Tenth Anniversary of the Birth of the ODA Movement Quickly Approaches - But How Did this Grassroots Movement Actually Get Started?

ODA Committee Update dd Nov. 16, 2004 - ODA Committee Issues News Release Announcing Thursday's Kick-off of Bill 118 Second Reading Debate

ODA Committee Update dd Nov. 15, 2004 - Draft Real Time Captioning Notes Now Available from the ODA Committee London Region's September 11, 2004 Michael Lewis Memorial "Still Waiting" Symposium on Disability Accessibility Legislation

ODA Committee Update dd Nov. 13, 2004 - Media Coverage Of Upcoming Second Reading Debate On Bill 118

Nov. 7, 2004: Captioning notes from the September 11, 2004 ODA Committee London Region's Michael Lewis memorial Symposium on Disability Accessibility Legislation (WORD doc. deleted - check back soon for updated version with text!)

 

Nov. 22, 2004
New additions to the site include:

ODA Committee Update dd Nov. 6, 2004 - New Disability Accessibility Bill Comes Up In Ontario Legislature Before Formal Second Reading Debate Begins

ODA Committee Update dd Nov. 5, 2004 - Ontario Government Makes Arrangements for an Accessible Room, A.S.L. and Captioning for First Day of Second Reading Debate on Bill 118

ODA Committee Update dd Nov. 2, 2004 - First Day Of Ontario Legislature's Second Reading Debates On Bill 118, The Proposed Accessibility For Ontarians With Disabilities Act, Scheduled For Thursday, November 18, 2004 - Come To The Legislature For It And Bring Family And Friends!

ODA Committee Update dd Oct. 25, 2004 - ODA Committee Writes Three Parties About The Procedure And Timetable For The Legislature's Debates On Bill 118 The Proposed Accessibility For Ontarians With Disabilities Act

ODA Committee Update dd Oct. 21, 2004 - Still More Media Coverage Of Bill 118

ODA Committee Update dd Oct. 18, 2004 - ODA Committee Writes Leaders Of The Conservative And New Democratic Parties Asking For Them To Support Bill 118, The Proposed New Disability Accessibility Bill

ODA Committee Update dd Oct. 17, 2004 - Proceedings In The Ontario Legislature On Bill 118 The Day After It Was Introduced For First Reading

 

 

Oct 15, 2004
New additions to the site include:

ODA Committee Update dd Oct. 15, 2004 - More Media Coverage of the Introduction of Bill 118, the Proposed New Disability Accessibility Law

 

Oct 14, 2004
New additions to the site include:

ODA Committee Update dd Oct. 13, 2004 - Text Of Bill 118 The Proposed New Disability Accessibility Act Is Made Public

ODA Committee Update dd Oct. 14, 2004 - First Proceedings In The Ontario Legislature On Bill 118 The Proposed New Disability Law

Oct 13, 2004
New additions to the site include:

ODA Committee Update dd Oct. 13, 2004 - New Disability Bill Gets Immediate Media Attention

ODA Committee Update dd Oct. 12, 2004 - Major Stride Forward In Our Decade-Long Campaign - Ontario's Liberal Government Today Introduced A New Bill Into The Ontario Legislature For First Reading To Achieve A Barrier-Free Province

 

Oct 10 - 12, 2004
New additions to the site include:

ODA Committee Update dd Sept. 29, 2004 - ODA Committee Releases New Four-Page Chronology Of The Ten Year History Of The ODA Movement

ODA Committee Update dd Sept. 22, 2004 - New Media Coverage Of Recent ODA Committee London Region's Conference

ODA Committee Update dd Sept. 21, 2004 - ODA Committee Provides Introductory Guide On The Process That An ODA Bill Goes Through At The Ontario Legislature

ODA Committee Update dd Sept. 14, 2004 - Ontario Citizenship Minister Re-Affirms Commitment To Introduce New ODA Bill This Fall

ODA Committee Update dd Sept. 9, 2004 - Great Media Coverage In Advance Of This Weekend's Ground-Breaking London Conference On The ODA

ODA Committee Update dd Aug. 31, 2004 - Still Time To Register For London, September 11, 2004 Conference On What The New, Strengthened ODA Should Include

 

August 3, 2004
New additions to the site include:

ODA Committee's London Region Announces Major Sept. 11, 2004 Policy Conference On What A Strengthened Oda Should Include - Circulate Widely And Plan To Come! (June 30, 2004)

New ODA Discussion Paper: Putting Teeth Into The Ontarians With Disabilities Act: A Discussion Paper On Options For Creating An Effective Compliance / Enforcement Process For The ODA (June 28, 2004)

ODA Committee Update dd May 13, 2004 -- Citizenship Minister Releases Summary Of Important ODA Round-Table Discussion On Extending ODA To The Private Sector

ODA Committee Update dd May 11, 2004 -- Ontario Government Makes Public The Feedback Received During Its ODA Consultation Public Forums

ODA Committee Update dd May 10, 2004 -- Several Noteworthy Pieces Of Information On The ODA Front


June 21, 2004
Announcement

ODA Committee website has been transitioned to a new server and hosting company. Thank you for your patience and our apologies for the delay in email delivery during the transition period.

 

March 12, 2004
New additions to the site include:

ODA Committee Update dd March 11, 2004 -- Ontario Government Makes Public Its First Set Of Accessibility Plans Under The Ontarians With Disabilities Act, 2001

ODA Committee Update dd March 9, 2004 -- Ontario Government's Toronto Oda Public Consultation Forum March 23 - Preparation Meeting March 10 2004

ODA Committee Update dd February 18, 2004 -- Ontario Government Continues With Its ODA Public Consultations

ODA Committee Update dd January 29, 2004 -- Ontario Government Announces Its Process For Public Consultations On Strengthening The Ontarians With Disabilities Act

 

March 11, 2004
New additions to the site include:

ODA Committee Update dd January 6, 2004 -- Discussion Paper On Options For Initial Short-Term Low-Cost Actions To Begin Strengthening Of The Ontarians With Disabilities Act 2001

ODA Committee Update dd January 6, 2004 - ODA Committee Releases New Discussion Paper On Options For Initial Steps For Immediate Action To Strengthen ODA 2001

ODA Committee Update dd December 5, 2003 - ODA Committee Email Goes On Holiday - Hope Your Computers Enjoy The Break!

ODA Committee Update dd December 5, 2003 - ODA Issue Gets Attention In New Session Of The Legislature

ODA Committee Update dd December 3, 2003 - Liberal Government Announces New Public Consultation On Strengthening The ODA To Begin Early In The New Year


December 6 , 2003
New additions to the site include:

ODA Committee Update dd Dec. 5, 2003: ODA Committee Email Goes On Holiday - Hope Your Computers Enjoy The Break!

ODA Committee Update dd Dec. 5, 2003: ODA Issue Gets Attention In New Session Of The Legislature


December 4 , 2003
New additions to the site include:

ODA Committee Update dd Dec. 3, 2003: Liberal Government Announces New Public Consultation on Strengthening the ODA to Begin Early in the New Year

November 29, 2003
New additions to the site include:

ODA Committee Update dd Nov. 29, 2003: Today Is ODA Committee's Ninth Birthday


November 27, 2003
New additions to the site include:

ODA Committee Update dd Nov. 27, 2003: Let Elections Ontario Know About Any Barriers You Faced During The 2003 Provincial Election

November 26, 2003
New additions to the site include:

ODA Committee Fall / Winter 2003-2004 Action Kit dd November 26, 2003

ODA Committee Update dd Nov. 26, 2003: ODA Committee Receives Its First Letter From The New Citizenship Minister


November 20, 2003
New additions to the site include:

ODA Committee Update dd Nov. 20, 2003: First Liberal Throne Speech Commits Ontario Government To Taking First Steps To Keep Mcguinty's Election Promises On The ODA

ODA Committee Press Release dd November 20, 2003: McGuinty Liberal's Throne Speech Signals Action To Strengthen The Ontarians With Disabilities Act

ODA Committee Update dd Nov. 16, 2003: Committee Loses To Cancer A Hero In The Campaign For A Barrier-Free Ontario

November 3 - 5, 2003
New additions to the site include:

ODA Committee Update dd Nov. 4, 2003: ODA Committee Writes New Liberal Government's Citizenship Minister

ODA Committee Update dd Nov. 3, 2003: New High School Text Includes Segment On ODA - Encourage Your Local High Schools To Use It


October 29, - 30, 2003
New additions to the site include:

ODA Committee Update dd Oct. 29, 2003: ODA Committee Seeks Your Input On Action Ideas For Next Phase In Our Campaign For A Barrier-Free Ontario

ODA Committee Update dd Oct. 28, 2003: Tomorrow Is Major Anniversary On The Road To A Strong Effective ODA

ODA Committee Update dd Oct. 27, 2003: ODA Committee Writes To Elections Ontario Offering To Help With Post-Election Assessment Of Barriers In The Election Process

ODA Committee Update dd Oct. 9, 2003: Premier-Designate Mcguinty Speaks By Phone With ODA Committee Chair - Another Signal That An Optimistic New Chapter Has Opened In Our Campaign For A Barrier-Free Ontario

ODA Committee Update dd Oct. 3, 2003: ODA Committee Writes Premier-Designate McGuinty To Congratulate Him On

ODA Committee Update dd Oct. 2, 2003: An Important New Chapter Begins On The Road To A Barrier-Free Ontario - Ontario Elects A New Government Which Has Promised A Strong, Effective And Enforceable Ontarians With Disabilities Act Within One Year

ODA Committee Update dd Oct. 1, 2003: Final Barrage of ODA Media Coverage Right Before Tomorrow's Election

ODA Committee Update dd Oct. 1, 2003: Vital That You Vote Tomorrow, October 2 - Don't Let The Media Lull You Into Thinking The Election Outcome Is Already Decided

ODA Committee Update dd Sept. 30, 2003: Conservative Government Openly Refuses To Make Public Its Ministries' Accessibility Plans On This, Its Self-Imposed September 30, 2003 Deadline - ODA Committee Issues News Release Highlighting Government's Disregard Of Its Own Legislation

ODA Committee Update dd Sept. 30, 2003: ODA Committee Asks Citizenship Minister To Provide All Ministry Accessibility Plans, Which ODA 2001 Requires the Ontario Government To Make Public Today


September 19 - 30, 2003
New additions to the site include:

ODA Committee Update dd Sept. 28, 2003: Media Coverage Of Election Disability Issues Continues

ODA Committee Update dd Sept. 25, 2003: ODA Gets Yet More Media Coverage As Election Campaign Enters Final Stretch

ODA Committee Update dd Sept. 23, 2003: More All-Candidates' Debates In The Greater Toronto Area

ODA Committee Update dd Sept. 23, 2003: Toronto Star Publishes Column On Election Disabilities Issues - ODA and ODSP Coalitions Team Up To Get Their Issues To Voters

ODA Committee Update dd Sept. 22, 2003: Elections Ontario Announces New Hotline For Voters With Disabilities Who Encounter Barriers In The Voting Process - ODA Committee Scores A Victory In Our Campaign For A Barrier-Free Election

ODA Committee Action Tip dd Sept. 19, 2003: Voters With Disabilities Urged To Vote At Advance Polls September 20 To 26, To Avoid Risk Of Barriers On Election Day

ODA Committee Action Tip dd Sept. 19, 2003: Urge The Media Today To Ask The Three Party Leaders A Question On Disability Election Issues During Next Tuesday's Leaders' Debate

ODA Committee London News Release dd Sept. 19, 2003: All Eyes on London as Swing Region in Ontario Election -- Voters with Disabilities Can Swing the Election Friday

ODA Committee Update dd Sept. 18, 2003 - Download And Listen To ODA Committee's 2.5 Hour Presentation At The September 11, 2003 Sault Ste. Marie Conference On Implementing The ODA

ODA Committee Update dd Sept. 18, 2003 - List of All-Candidates' Debates in Greater Toronto Area (416 and some 905 Ridings): Please Attend These And Raise Disability Issues Including The Need To Strengthen The Tories' Weak Unenforceable ODA

 

September 18, 2003
New additions to the site today include:


ODA Committee chair, David Lepofsky's Speech on Sept. 11, 2003 at the Conference on Implementing the ODA 2001 hosted by the Sault Ste. Marie Accessibility Advisory Committee and the City of Sault Ste. Marie
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ODA Committee Update dd Sept. 16, 2003 - ODA Issue Gets More Media Coverage During Election Campaign

ODA Committee Update dd Sept. 15, 2003 - Announcing Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003 All-Candidates Debate On Disability Issues Including The ODA For Niagara / St. Catharines Ridings

September 10, 2003
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd September 10, 2003 - Download Our New ODA Election Mini-Poster And Put It Up In Public For Voters To See


September 8, 2003
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd September 8, 2003 - Toronto Star Identifies Several Key Election Issues For Ontarians With Disabilities


September 5, 2003
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd September 5, 2003 - Announcing Upcoming Major Disability Election Issues Forum In Hotly-Contested London Region On Saturday, September 20, 2003

ODA Committee Update dd September 4, 2003 - Conservative Citizenship Minister Slams Sault Ste. Marie Grassroots Disability ODA Conference Organizers

ODA Committee Election Poster (PDF format)

September 2, 2003
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Action Kit dd Sept. 2, 2003 -- United To Achieve A Barrier-Free Ontario

ODA Committee Chronology

Election 2003 Political Parties Voting Record Factsheet

Parties' Platforms on the ODA Issue

ODA Committee Election 2003 Leaflet
Download the ODA Committee Election 2003 Leaflet

Download the 1 page ODA Committee Election 2003 Brochure - 1 page


Download the 1.5 pages ODA Committee Election 2003 Brochure


August 30, 2003
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd August 29, 2003 - ODA Committee Again Seeks Volunteers To Help During Upcoming Ontario Election

August 29, 2003
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd August 28, 2003 - Another Heaping Helping of ODA Media Coverage

ODA Committee Update dd August 27, 2003 - ODA Committee Presses Ahead With Its Call For A Barrier-Free Provincial Election

ODA Committee Update dd August 27, 2003 - Agenda Set for September 10-11, 2003 Sault Ste. Marie Conference on the ODA

ODA Committee Update dd August 25, 2003 - Kitchener to Host Conference on Implementing the ODA and Achieving Accessibility

ODA Committee Action Tip dd August 22, 2003 - How to Urge Your Municipality to Listen to People With Disabilities When Developing Its Accessibility Plan Under the Ontarians With Disabilities Act 2001


August 28, 2003
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd August 21, 2003 - ODA Committee's "Letters To The Editor Blitz" Scores More Media Coverage of the ODA Issue

ODA Committee Update dd August 11, 2003 - Toronto Star Reports on Upcoming Sault Ste. Marie Conference on ODA Implementation

ODA Committee Update dd July 29, 2003 - City Of Sault Ste. Marie to Host Major Open Conference on Implementing the ODA 2001 September 10 and 11, 2003


July 23, 2003
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd July 23, 2003 - Huge Collection Of Great Media Coverage On ODA Over The Past 10 Months Showing How Oda Supporters Effectively Use The Media To Get Their Message To The Public

ODA Committee Update dd July 16, 2003 - Toronto Sun Joins In New Barrage Of Media Coverage On The ODA - Why Not Send The Sun A Letter To The Editor?

ODA Committee Action Tip dd July 15, 2003 -- ODA Committee Launches New "Letters To The Editor Blitz" To Newspapers Across Ontario About Disability Issues In The Upcoming Provincial Election

ODA Committee Update dd July 14, 2003 - More Major Coverage of ODA Isse in Toronto Star

ODA Committee Update dd July 11, 2003 - Toronto Star Publishes More Letters to the Editor on ODA


July 9, 2003
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd July 9, 2003 - More Media Coverage On Barriers To Restaurants Facing People With Disabilities

July 8, 2003
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd July 7, 2003 - Human Rights Commission Focuses on Inaccessibility of Chain Restaurants - Media Coverage Shows Need for ODA to be Strengthened so People with Disabilities Not Forced to Fight these Barriers One at a Time

ODA Committee Update dd July 2, 2003 - City of Kingston and Queens University to Host Open Forum on Barriers to Help with their Accessibility Plans

June 30, 2003
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd June 22, 2003 - Conservative Party's 2003 Election Platform Makes No Commitment To Strengthen The Ontarians With Disabilities Act

 

June 18, 2003
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd June 9, 2003 - Chair of Government-Appointed Accessibility Advisory Council Writes to ODA Committee


June 7, 2003
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd June 5, 2003 - Citizenship Minister Defaria Responds To ODA Committee's April 3, 2003 Letter


June 4, 2003
New additions to the site today include:


New search engine added to the ODA Committee website


May 27 , 2003
New additions to the site today include:


ODA Committee Update dd May 27, 2003 -
Toronto Star Column on the ODA Issue in the Upcoming Ontario Election


May 24 , 2003
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd May 24, 2003 - Another Important Anniversary on the Road to a Strong, Effective ODA as we await an Ontario Election Call

 

April 30, 2003
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd April 30, 2003 - Eves Government Throne Speech Makes No Commitment to Strengthen the Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2001

ODA Committee Update dd April 29, 2003 - Last Day Of Our Throne Speech Campaign - Last Chance To Email Premier Eves To Make A Commitment In Tomorrow's Throne Speech To Strengthen The ODA

 

April 22, 2003
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd April 22, 2003 - Only Eight More Days For You To Email Premier Eves To Commit In Throne Speech To Strengthen The ODA

ODA Committee Update dd April 17, 2003 - Citizenship Minister Sends Short Letter to ODA Committee

Letter from Carl DeFaria, Minister of Citizenship, to ODA Committee dd April 4, 2003

 

April 15 , 2003
New additions to the site today include:

Letter to Citizenship Minister DeFaria from ODA Committee dd April 3, 2003

Letter to Premier Ernie Eves from ODA Committee dd April 11, 2003

ODA Committee Update dd March 27, 2003 - ODA Committee Kicks Off Its Campaign For A Barrier-Free Provincial Election

ODA Committee Action Tip dd April 11, 2003 - Join Our Throne Speech Campaign - Urge Premier Eves To Include In His April 30, 2003 Throne Speech A Commitment To Strengthen The Ontarians With Disabilities Act 2001

ODA Committee Update dd April 11, 2003 - ODA Committee Writes Premier Eves To Urge That Upcoming Throne Speech Include Commitments To Amend Ontarians With Disabilities Act 2001 To Make It Strong And Effective

Letter to Premier Ernie Eves from ODA Committee dd April 11, 2003

 

April 14 , 2003
New additions to the site today include:

Letter to Citizenship Minister DeFaria from ODA Committee dd March 18, 2003

Letter to Accessibility Advisory Council from ODA Committee dd March 18, 2003

Letter from Jeff Adams, Chair, Accessibility Advisory Council dd Jan 30, 2003

Undated Letter to ODA Committee from Premier Ernie Eves received in August 2002

Letter from Carl Defaria, Minister of Citizenship, dd August 20, 2002, updating the ODA Committee on the steps which the Government had then taken to implement the ODA 2001, and the steps it was planning to take over the next period of time.


April 13 , 2003
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd Apr. 8, 2003: Ontario Liberal Party Unveils 2003 Election Pledge to Enact Strong Effective ODA

ODA Committee Press Release dd April 8, 2003: Ontario Liberal Election Promise Unveiled Today Pledges To Enact New, Strong Ontarians With Disabilities Act


Mar. 29, 2003
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd Mar 28, 2003: ODA Commitee Calls On Three Party Leaders To Ensure a Barrier-Free Election Campaign

 

Mar. 26, 2003
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd Mar 25, 2003: ODA Committee Seeks Volunteers To Help During Upcoming Ontario Election



Mar. 21, 2003
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd Mar 20, 2003: ODA Committee Seeks Your Input On Barriers In The Election Process Facing Voters With Disabilities

 

Mar. 1, 2003
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd Mar 1, 2003 ODA Committee Issues News Release on NDP Election Pledge to Pass a New, Strong ODA Within One Year

ODA Committee Press Release: NDP Ontario Election Platform Today Pledges To Enact New, Strong Ontarians With Disabilities Act

NDP's 2003 election campaign pledge on the ODA

ODA Committee Update dd Feb 27, 2003: ODA Committee Kicks off Another Busy Season of ODA Activity!

Jan. 16, 2003
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd Jan. 16, 2003 Announcing Public "Barrier Busters Forum" on the ODA on Mon. January 20, 2003 at 5:00 pm

Jan. 10, 2003
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd Jan. 10, 2003 Announcing Ottawa Public Forum on the ODA on Wed. January 15, 2003 at 5:30 pm

Dec. 29, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

Toronto Star prints correction dd Dec 19, 2002 "Enforcement provisions not yet implemented"

ODA Committee Update dd Dec. 19, 2002 - ODA Committee wishes All a Barrier-Free New Year

Dec. 28, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd Dec. 16, 2002 - ODA Committee's Brief to Government's Consultation
on Barrier-Free Standards for Ontario Government Buildings


Dec. 24, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd Dec. 15, 2002 - Final Exchanges on ODA in Ontario Legislature's Fall Sittings


Dec. 14, 2002

New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd Dec. 13, 2002 - TORONTO STAR PUBLISHES ODA COMMITTEE
COLUMN ON FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE GOVERNMENT PASSING THE ONTARIANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT 2001

 

Dec. 13, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd Dec. 4, 2002: ANOTHER POWERFUL BARRAGE OF ODA MEDIA COVERAGE

ODA Committee Update dd Dec. 3, 2002: ONTARIO GOVERNMENT EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR
PUBLIC INPUT ON GUIDELINES FOR ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS FOR ONTARIO GOVERNMENT
BUILDINGS TO DECEMBER 15, 2002

ODA Committee Update dd November 30, 2002: EXTENSIVE COVERAGE ON DECEMBER 3 ON
ODA ON "VOICEPRINT" THE CABLE CHANNEL WHICH READS NEWSPAPERS ALOUD FOR
VISION IMPAIRED AND PRINT HANDICAPPED CANADIANS

 

Dec. 12, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd November 27, 2002: HAPPY EIGHTH BIRTHDAY, ODA COMMITTEE!

ODA Committee Update dd November 27, 2002: ODA COMMITTEE WRITES TO ALL MEMBERS OF
THE GOVERNMENT-APPOINTED PROVINCIAL ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COUNCIL

ODA COMMITTEE ACTION KIT - November 23, 2002 -- "MUNICIPAL BARRIER-BUSTERS ACTION KIT"

ODA Committee Update dd November 24, 2002: ODA COMMITTEE UNVEILS NEW "MUNICIPAL
BARRIER-BUSTERS ACTION KIT" AS MAJOR TOOL IN OUR CAMPAIGN FOR BARRIER-FREE ONTARIO

 

Nov. 21 - 24, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update and Announcement dd November 19, 2002: Public Forum on How to Use the ODA 2001
to be held
in London, Saturday, November 23, 2002

ODA Committee Update dd November 18, 2002 - ONTARIO GOVERNMENT APPOINTS REST OF ITS PROVINCIAL
ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COUNCIL

MUNICIPALITY OF MILTON PASSES RESOLUTION SUPPORTING A STRONG ODA On October 29, 2001



Nov. 7 - 11, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd November 8, 2002 - ODA and Related Disability Issues again arise in the Ontario
Legislature over past week

ODA Committee Update dd November 7, 2002 - Ontario Human Rights Commission Extends Deadline
for You to Make Written Submission on Barriers to Education Facing Ontarians with Disabilities

ODA Committee Update dd November 5, 2002 - ODA Committee Seeks Your Ideas on Action Strategies

ODA Committee Action Tip dd Oct 29, 2002: Give the Ontario Government Your input on Guidelines for
Accessible Government Buildings

ODA Committee Update dd Oct. 29, 2002 -- An Important Anniversary on the Road to a Barrier-Free Ontario

ODA Committee Update dd Oct. 25, 2002 - ODA Issues Raised in the Ontario Legislature in past three weeks

ODA Committee Update dd Oct. 17, 2002 -- ODA Committee submits Brief to Ontario Human Rights Commission
on Barriers to Education facing People with Disabilities

ODA Committee Update dd Oct. 15, 2002 - ODA Committee asked to provide input to government consultant
on how to evaluate the effectiveness of the ODA 2001

Link to Ontario Government Announcements and Resources on the ODA 2001

 

Oct. 6, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd Oct. 3, 2002 - ODA Committee Writes Chair of Government-Appointed
Accessibility Advisory Council to Offer Our Help and to Ask for Council's Plans for Consulting
Ontarians With Disabilities

ODA Committee Update dd Oct. 1, 2002 - ODA Continues Getting Media Coverage Over Summer
And Early Fall



Oct. 1, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd Sept. 30, 2002 - How the ODA Committee will be Streamlining its Email
Updates to Serve You Better

 

Sept. 30, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Press Release dd September 30, 2002
WILL TODAY'S NEW ONTARIO DISABILITIES LAW ACHIEVE A BARRIER-FREE ONTARIO
FOR 1.9 MILLION ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES?


Sept. 23, 2002

New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd dd Sept. 21, 2002 - ODA Committee Launches Fall 2002 Round
Of Our Campaign For A Barrier-Free Ontario


July 24, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

ODA COMMITTEE ACTION KIT - July 13, 2002 -- IMPLEMENT THE "ODA NOW" ACTION KIT

ODA Committee Update dd July 16, 2002 - ODA COMMITTEE EXCHANGES LETTERS WITH
CITIZENSHIP MINISTER RE: GOVERNMENT'S SCHEDULE FOR PROCLAIMING ODA PROVISIONS


July 13, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd July 10, 2002 - Canadian Standards Association Establishes New Voluntary
Standards For Organizations Meeting Needs Of Customers With Disabilities

ODA Committee Update dd July 10, 2002 - Ontario Human Rights Commission Targets Inaccessible
Restaurants - A Good Move, But We Need Mandatory Regulations Under The ODA

Education And Disability: Ontario Human Rights Commission Consultation Paper On
Access To Education For Persons With Disabilities


July 12, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee dd July 7, 2002 - Ontario Human Rights Commission Launches Public Consultation On
Barriers To Education Facing Ontarians With Disabilities


July 6, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee dd July 6, 2002 - Citizenship Minister Announces Initial Steps For ODA Implementation

 

June 26, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd June 25, 2002 - Ontario'S "Studio 2" Programme To Air Item On Disability Barriers


June 24, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Issue Keeps Coming Up In The Ontario Legislature This Spring

On May 13, 2002, the Legislature was informed that the Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2001 was given
Royal Assent on December 14, 2001.

* On May 23, 2002, Liberal Disability critic Ernie Parsons asked the new Citizenship Minister Carl DeFaria
when the remaining unproclaimed provisions of the ODA 2001 would be proclaimed in force, and noted that the
first 5 members who the Government appointed to the Accessibility Advisory Council included no women.
The Minister answered that he wanted the rest of the Act proclaimed as soon as possible and plans to have
it proclaimed in the fall. Below is also a news release from Liberal Ernie Parsons on this exchange.

* On May 29, 2002, Liberal Disability Critic Ernie Parsons made a statement honouring National Access
Awareness Week. He called on the Government to proclaim in force the rest of the Ontarians with Disabilities
Act 2001.

* On June 5, 2002 (during debates on a Government "Time Allocation" or "closure" motion on a bill regarding
hunting and fishing rights) Liberal MPP Michael Brown highlighted barriers facing persons with disabilities in
the proposed legislation dealing with access to hunting and fishing sites.

ODA Committee Update dd June 21, 2002: Conservative Government Introduces Major
Amendments To Ontario Building Code, But None Address Disability Barriers


Ontario Hansard June 11, 2002: Debate on Conservative Government's "Time Allocation"
or "Closure" motion on the Building Code Amendment Bill


Ontario Hansard June 10, 2002: Second Reading Debate Continued on Building Code Amendment Bill

Ontario Hansard June 3, 2002: Second reading of Bill 124, An Act to improve public safety
and to increase efficiency in building code enforcement



June 23, 2002

New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee's June 13, 2002 Letter to Accessibility Advisory Committee Chair David Shannon

ODA Committee's June 13, 2002 Letter to Citizenship Minister Carl DeFaria

ODA Committee Update dd June 14, 2002: ODA Committee Send The Citizenship Minister
Our Proposed Ontario Government ODA One Year Workplan


June 5, 2002

New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd June 4, 2002: Even More Media Coverage on the ODA

 

June 4, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd June 3, 2002 - ODA Issue Gets Ongoing Media Coverage
Throughout The Spring


June 2, 2002

New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd June 2, 2002 - Michael Lewis' song and video "Still Waiting" - A
WONDERFUL CONTRIBUTION TO THE FIGHT FOR A BARRIER-FREE ONTARIO


May 27 , 2002
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Action Tip dd May 26, 2002: Send New Citizenship Minister Carl Defaria
Your Feedback And Ideas On Selection Of Membership For The Provincial Disability
Advisory Committee


May 24 , 2002
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Seeks Your Input
ODA Committee Update dd May 23, 2002 - ODA Committee seeks your input into our proposed
workplan we shall send the Ontario government for implementing the ODA

May 21 , 2002
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd May 21, 2002: ODA Committee receives first letter from
new Citizenship Minister
on May 21, 2002 dd May 9, 2002

ODA COMMITTEE RECEIVES FIRST LETTER FROM NEW CITIZENSHIP MINISTER
May 21, 2002
(letter dd May 9, 2002)

May 18 , 2002
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update: Call In To TV Program On Barriers To Accessible
Public Transit On Tuesday, May 14, 2002

ODA Committee Update: Premier Eves' First Throne Speech Says Nothing About Implementing
New Ontarians With Disabilities Act 2001

HUMAN RIGHTS AND PUBLIC TRANSIT SERVICES IN ONTARIO
Consultation Report - ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION


ODA Committee Update dd May 11, 2002
:
Ontario Human Rights Commission Calls On Provincial Government To Set Standards
For Removing And Preventing Barriers Facing People With Disabilities In Public
Transit - ODA Committee Endorses These Recommendations

ODA Committee Update dd May 2, 2002
Ontario Government Appoints 5 Members To The Ontario Disability Accessibility
Advisory Council May 2, 2002


April 17, 2002

New additions to the site today include:

Ontarians With Disabilities Act Committee Update April 17, 2002
the 20th Anniversary Of The Charter Of Rights


April 16, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

Conservative Government Appoints 5th Citizenship Minister -
ODA Committee Writes To Welcome Him
dd April 16, 2002

 

April 13, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Update dd April 9, 2002
Ontario Government Made 13 Important Commitments to Ontarians With Disabilities
Last Fall - Here They Are!

Conservative Government's 13 Commitments to Ontarians With Disabilities
download as Word doc
download as Rich Text Format file
download as Text only file

Conservative Government's Statements Setting Out Its 13 Commitments to
Ontarians With Disabilities

download as Word doc
download as Rich Text Format file
download as Text only file

ODA Committee Writes Incoming Premier Ernie Eves To Offer To Work Together On
Implementation Of ODA 2001
dated April 10, 2002

ODA Action Tip dd April 13, 2002: More Details on the May 2, 2002 Provincial By-Elections In
Nipissing And Peel-Dufferin-Grey-Wellington


April 11, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

Make The Ontarians With Disabilities Act A Prominent Issue In The May 2, 2002
Provincial By-Elections In Nipissing And Peel-Dufferin-Grey-Wellington

ODA Committee By-Election FACTSHEET
download as Word doc
dowload as RTF file

 

March 17, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Action Tip dd March 16, 2002 - Ministry Of Municipal Affairs Seeks Input On Standards
For Accessibility In Land Use Planning Activities

ODA Committee Update dd March 16, 2002 - Transcripts Of All Last Fall's Public Hearings
On ODA Bill Available Online At ODA Committee Website

Letter from the Hon. Cam Jackson, Minister of Citizenship to ODA Commitee chair,
David Lepofsky dd February 21, 2002
(received March 4, 2002)


March 1, 2002

New additions to the site today include:

Ontario Government Consultation Paper On The Ontario Building Code's Disability Access
Provisions

ODA Committee Brief To Ontario Government On Reform To Disability Access Provisions Of
The Ontario Building Code

ODA Committee Update dd February 26, 2002
Ontario Government Proclaims In Force Limited Parts Of The Ontarians With Disabilities Act 2001

Schedules added to the final version of Bill 125
Bill 125 (final) English version
Bill 125 (final) French version

ODA Committee Action Tip dated February 17, 2002
More Copies Now Available Of Excellent Video On Need For Strong, Effective ODA
Here is an important announcement from Janet Wood, a Regional Contact for the
Guelph Region of the ODA Committee. It lets you know that more copies are now
available of the excellent video produced in Guelph on the need for effective legislation
to remove and prevent barriers facing persons with disabilities. We encourage you
to get a copy of this video, to show it to others to educate them on this issue, and to
send Janet your feedback. The video includes captioning. Read More =>


February 5 , 2002
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Action Tip dated January 31, 2002
Send In Your Views To The Ontario Government's Consultations On The Ontario Building Code

View or Download a copy of Bill 125 in its final form, as WORD document in English or in French
Bill 125 (final) English version
Bill 125 (final) French version

ODA Committee Update dd January 31, 2002 - Media coverage on ODA
* Toronto Star Editorial dd Jan 21, 2001
* Op-Ed Column in the Oxford County Sentinel Review by Bette Jones dd Jan 28, 2002
* Letter to the Editor in the Kitchener- Waterloo Record by Cathy Vincent Linderoos dd Jan 24, 2002
* Letter to the Editor in the London Free Press by Mary Dancey Clarke dd Jan 13, 2002
* Letter to the Editor in the London Free Press by Shirley Van Hoof dd Jan 7, 2002
* Article in the University of Toronto Law Faculty newspaper "Ultra Vires" by Mindy Noble & Pauline Rosenbaum from January 2002
* Op-Ed Column in the Toronto Star by Barbara Turnbull dd Dec 20, 2001
* Translation of an article which appeared in Korean in the Korea Times, a Korean Canadian newspaper, on Nov 7, 2001.


February 4 , 2002

New additions to the site today include:

Proceedings of Standing Committee on Finance on Bill 125 (index page)
The Ontario Legislature referred Bill 125 to the Standing Committee on Finance
and Economic Affairs for public hearings. That Committee dealt with Bill 125 from
November 29, 2001 until December 11, 2001. Follow this link to read the text of those
proceedings.

Standing Committee On Finance And Economic Affairs on Bill 125 -
December 11, 2001 - Clause-By-Clause Debate and Votes on Amendments

Standing Committee On Finance And Economic Affairs on Bill 125 -
December 7, 2001 Sudbury

Standing Committee On Finance And Economic Affairs on Bill 125 -
December 6, 2001 Thunder Bay

Standing Committee On Finance And Economic Affairs on Bill 125 -
December 5, 2001 Toronto

Standing Committee On Finance And Economic Affairs on Bill 125 -
December 4, 2001 Toronto

Standing Committee On Finance And Economic Affairs on Bill 125 -
December 3, 2001 Windsor

Standing Committee On Finance And Economic Affairs on Bill 125 -
November 30, 2001 - Ottawa

Standing Committee On Finance And Economic Affairs on Bill 125 -
November 29, 2001- Procedural Issues


February 3 , 2002

New additions to the site today include:

Letter to the Hon. Cam Jackson, Minister of Citizenship from ODA Committee chair,
David Lepofsky
dated January 31, 2002

Download the ODA Committee Brief To The Ontario Legislature's Standing Committee On
Finance And Economic Affairs On Bill 125, The Proposed Ontarians With Disabilities Act
(38 pages)
as a WORD doc
as an RTF file (in Rich Test Format)
as a PDF file (requires Acrobat Reader)
view as HTML

Download the ODA Committee Appendices To The Oda Committee Brief To The Ontario
Legislature's Standing Committee On Finance And Economic Affairs
(56 pages)
as a WORD doc
as an RTF file (in Rich Test Format)
as a PDF file (requires Acrobat Reader)
view as HTML

On October 18, 2001, the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville passed a resolution supporting
the enactment of the ODA. Here is a link to documentation showing this.

September 11, 2001 the City of Brockville passed a resolution supporting enactment
of the ODA. Here is a link to documentation showing this.

 

February 2 , 2002
New additions to the site today include:

Explanation Of Amendments Which The Standing Committee Of Finance Made To Bill 125
dd December 13, 2001

Standing Committee On Finance Finishes Clause-By-Clause Review Of Bill 125
dd December 12, 2002

Ontario Government Tables Package Of Proposed Amendments To Bill 125 With
Standing Committee On Finance And Economic Affairs dd December 11, 2001

NDP Tables Package Of Proposed Amendments To Bill 125 With Standing
Committee On Finance And Economic Affairs dd December 10, 2001

 

January 24, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

Summary of Submissions made to Legislature's Standing Committee
The Legislature's staff prepared a 75-page summary of the various recommendations
which were made to the Standing Committee during the public hearings on Bill 125.
Download as a WORD document
Download as a PDF document (require Adobe Acrobat Reader)

 

January 20, 2002
New additions to the site today include:


Media Coverage of the Passage of Bill 125 dated Dec. 19, 2001



January 17, 2002

New additions to the site today include:

Amazing Media Coverage on ODA
dated December 10, 2001

Letter to the Hon. Cam Jackson, Minister of Citizenship from Tony Martin,
MPP NDP Disability Critic dated November 28, 2001

Letter to the ODA Committee from Hon. Cam Jackson,
Minister of Citizenship dated November 23, 2001


January 16, 2002

New additions to the site today include:

Letter to the Hon. Janet Ecker from Peter Kormos,
MPP Niagara Centre dated November 9, 2001


Letter to the Hon. Janet Ecker from Dwight Duncan
,
MPP Windsor-St. Clair dated November 7, 2001

Letter to the Hon. Janet Ecker from Dwight Duncan
,
MPP Windsor-St. Clair dated November 5, 2001


January 15, 2002

New additions to the site today include:

Hansard from Ontario Legislature dd December 13, 2001
Third Reading Debate and Vote on Bill 125
Ayes
Nays


January 14, 2002

New additions to the site today include:

Hansard from Ontario Legislature dd December 12, 2001
Standing Committee On Finance And Economic Affairs
Ayes
Nays

Hansard from Ontario Legislature dd December 11, 2001
Statement by MPP Gilles Bisson during debate on a Government "Time Allocation"
motion on another bill

 

January 13, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

Hansard from Ontario Legislature dd December 10, 2001
Question Period - Paths to Equal Opportunity Web Site

Hansard from Ontario Legislature dd December 10, 2001
International Human Rights Day

Hansard from Ontario Legislature dd December 10, 2001

 

January 12, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

Hansard from Ontario Legislature dd December 5, 2001

Hansard from Ontario Legislature dd December 3, 2001
International Day Of Disabled Persons

 

January 11, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

Hansard from Ontario Legislature dd November 29, 2001
Statement by MPP Peter Kormos during Second Reading debate on Bill 125 regarding
Community Care Access Centers

Hansard from Ontario Legislature dd November 29, 2001
Question Period Hearings on Ontarians with Disabilities Legislation

Hansard from Ontario Legislature dd November 29, 2001
Accessibility Of Hearings

January 10, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

Hansard from Ontario Legislature dd November 28, 2001

January 9, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

Hansard from Ontario Legislature dd November 27, 2001
Statement by Ms Marilyn Mushinski (Scarborough Centre) and the Hon Cameron Jackson
(Minister of Citizenship, minister responsible for seniors)


January 8, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

Hansard from Ontario Legislature dd November 26, 2001
Actual vote on Second Reading on Bill 125
Ayes
Nays


January 7, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

Hansard from Ontario Legislature dd November 26, 2001
Statement by Mr Ernie Parsons (Prince Edward-Hastings) and the Hon Cameron Jackson
(Minister of Citizenship, minister responsible for seniors)


January 6, 2002

New additions to the site today include:

Hansard from Ontario Legislature dd November 22, 2001
Legislature's vote to refer Bill 125 to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs


January 5, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

Hansard from Ontario Legislature dd November 21, 2001
Question Period - AUDIOLOGY SERVICES
Statement by Mrs Lyn McLeod (Thunder Bay-Atikokan) and Hon Tony Clement
(Minister of Health and Long-Term Care)


January 3, 2002
New additions to the site today include:

Hansard from Ontario Legislature dd October 31, 2001
Statement by Mr Pat Hoy (Chatham-Kent Essex)


January 2, 2002

New additions to the site today include:

Yet More Media Coverage on ODA Bill 125 dated December 9, 2001


December 16, 2001

New additions to the site today include:

2001 YEAR-END REPORT
What We Accomplished and Where We Go Next
A REPORT TO ODA SUPPORTERS FROM DAVID LEPOFSKY,
CHAIR OF THE ODA COMMITTEE


December 10, 2001
New additions to the site today include:

Liberal Party Tables Package Of Proposed Amendments To Strengthen Bill 125
With Standing Committee On Finance And Economic Affairs dd Dec. 10/01

ODA COMMITTEE UPDATE December 8, 2001
Shadow Hearings - A Public Forum on Bill 125 London, Ontario

Recent Media Coverage on ODA Bill 125 dated December 7, 2001

Presentation by the ODA Committee to the Standing Committee on Finance and
Economic Affairs -
Hearings on Bill 125 Wednesday, December 5, 2001


December 3, 2001

New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Press Release dd December 3, 2001

STANDING COMMITTEE URGED TO MAKE DISABILITY BILL
STRONG AND EFFECTIVE

ODA COMMITTEE UPDATE dd December 3, 2001
ODA COMMITTEE WILL MAKE PRESENTATION ON BILL 125 TO
LEGISLATURE'S STANDING COMMITTEE ON DECEMBER 5, 2001 AT 4 PM

 

November 29 - 30, 2001
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee's Brief to Legislature's Standing Committee
ODA Committee Brief on Bill 125
ODA Committee Proposed Amendments to Bill 125
Appendices to the ODA Committee Brief on Bill 125

Appendices:

ODA Committee Action Tip dated November 30, 2001
HELP GET A LARGE TURNOUT AT ODA PUBLIC HEARINGS ACROSS ONTARIO

 

November 27, 2001
New additions to the site today include:

UPDATE ON DETAILS FOR BILL 125 HEARINGS
ODA Committee Update dd November 22, 2001


November 23, 2001
New additions to the site today include:

Ontario Hansard Second Day of Second Reading Debate on Bill 125 - November 19, 2001

Ontario Hansard Third and Final Day of Second Reading Debate on Bill 125 - November 20, 2001

ODA Committee Update dd November 22, 2001
TOMORROW TORIES TO BREAK ANOTHER PROMISE TO ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES

"Shadow Hearings" organized by London/Middlesex Chapter, MS Society of Canada &
Ontarians with Disabilities Act (ODA) Committee, London area

OPEN LETTER TO THE HONOURABLE CAM JACKSON dd November 19, 2001


November 15, 2001
New additions to the site today include:

Hansards relating to Bill 125
News Releases/Updates on Bill 125



November 12, 2001
New additions to the site today include:

ODA Committee Action Tip dated November 12, 2001
What you can do to make Bill 125 Strong and Effective

Recent Reactions to Bill 125
An editorial in the Hamilton Spectator, Thursday November 8, 2001
A column in the Toronto Star, Saturday, November 10, 2001 by disability issues writer Helen Henderson
A column in the Globe and Mail on Saturday, November 10, 2001 by former CBC radio host Peter Gzowski
Ontario Association for Community Living, quoting reactions by OACL Executive Director Keith Powell
A proposed column on Bill 125 by ODA supporter Cathy Vincent Linderoos
A guest column in the London Free Press of Monday, November 12, 2001 by ODA supporter Frances Bauer
A column in the Saturday, November 10, 2001 St. Catharines Standard by ODA supporter Linda Crabtree


ANNOUNCING MAJOR ODA PUBLIC FORUM - London Ontario
All in Southern Ontario are Invited to make the ODA Trek to London
on Saturday, November 17th. A meeting for all interested in the Ontarians
with Disabilities Act will take place in London on Saturday, Nov. 17, from
3:00 to 4:30 pm. David Lepofsky, the volunteer chair of the ODA Committee,
is the invited speaker to help with your discussion.
Follow this link for more information


November 6, 2001

New additions to the site today include:

Please note that we have added a new navigation structure to accommodate
Postings to the ODA Committee website pertaining to the new ODA Bill 125
Please bookmark the pages of interest and check back daily for updates.

ODA Bill 125 index page
(active links have information added)
ODA Committee's Brief to Legislature's Standing Committee
ODA Bill 125
Government Announcements & Statements about Bill 125
Hansards relating to Bill 125
ODA Committee Analysis of Bill 125
ODA Committee Proposed Amendments to Bill 125
News Releases/Updates on Bill 125
Public Comments on Bill 125 (includes media coverage)
Action Alerts re Bill 125
Correspondence with Government on Bill 125

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Letter to Citizenship Minister Cam Jackson
dd April 10, 2001

Toronto Star Article
Hold Applause on Plan for Disabled by Ellie Tesher
dd March 27, 2001 Page A-21

London Free Press Article
Editorial: Act Long Overdue
dd March 26, 2001 Page A-14

Toronto Star Article
dd March 25, 2001 Page A-12
Editorial: Second-Best Choice
"The commitment by Ontario's Human Rights Commission to step up its action
on behalf of disabled people is welcome indeed..."

ODA Update
dd April 13, 2001
ODA the subject of Michael Coren Show on the CTS TV Network
(Crossroads Television) on Monday, April 16, 2001 from 10 to 11 pm

ODA Update
dd April 11, 2001
Conservative MPP, Bob Wood, London West
Asks for Input on His Proposal to Introduce a Private Member's Bill

ODA Update
dd April 9, 2001
The Throne Speech will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at
Queen's Park, Toronto. If you wish to join us to watch the Throne Speech,
please arrive at the Ontario Legislature Building at 1:00 p.m.

ODA Update
dd March 25, 2001
With only 243 more days until the Legislature's November 23 deadline
for enacting the ODA, we are getting still more positive media coverage!
We include the latest print items.

ODA Action Tip
dd March 24, 2001
IMPLICATIONS OF THE ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION'S
NEW DISABILITY POLICY GUIDELINES FOR THE BATTLE FOR A
STRONG AND EFFECTIVE ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

ODA Update
dd March 23, 2001
OUR PRESSURE FOR A STRONG ONTARIANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT IS REALLY HAVING AN IMPACT!


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