Parties' Election Platforms on ODA
Election Ontario 2003
WHERE DO THE PARTIES STAND?
Back in 1995 the Conservatives promised to pass the Ontarians with Disabilities Act in their first term. They later pledged it would be a strong, effective law. But they delayed passing anything for 7 years. In 2001 they passed a weak law. It doesn't require barriers to be removed. Municipalities and other public sector organizations are to make accessibility plans, but they don't have to be any good and they don't have to be implemented. The Conservatives rejected amendments that would have made their law strong and effective. They have left part of their weak law unproclaimed almost 2 years later. They promised that Ontario would become barrier-free for Ontarians with disabilities. After 8 years in power, they haven't made significant progress. Under their weak law, we have no idea when or if Ontarians with disabilities will be able to get access to the opportunities that others take for granted. Their election platform doesn't promise to strengthen their weak law.
Conservative Party's 2003 Election Platform Makes No Commitment To Strengthen The Ontarians With Disabilities Act ODA Committee Update dd June 22, 2003
The Liberals pressed the Conservative Government for eight years to keep their 1995 election promise. Dalton McGuinty promised in writing that a Liberal Government would strengthen the Ontarians with Disabilities Act within the first year in office to make it strong and effective. Liberals proposed amendments to strengthen the Conservatives' weak law. The Conservatives voted these down.
Ontario Liberal Party Unveils 2003 Election Pledge to Enact Strong Effective ODA ODA Committee Update dd Apr. 8, 2003
Ontario Liberal Election Promise Unveiled Today Pledges To Enact New, Strong Ontarians With Disabilities Act ODA Committee Press Release dd April 8, 2003
The NDP pressed the Conservative Government for eight years to keep their 1995 election promise. Howard Hampton promised in writing that an NDP Government would strengthen the Ontarians with Disabilities Act within the first year in office to make it strong and effective. The NDP proposed amendments to strengthen the Conservatives' weak law. The Conservatives voted these down.
ODA Committee Issues News Release on NDP Election Pledge to Pass a New, Strong ODA Within One Year ODA Committee Update dd Mar 1, 2003
NDP Ontario Election Platform Today Pledges To Enact New, Strong Ontarians With Disabilities Act ODA Committee Press Release
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