1.5 MILLION ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ARE COUNTING ON YOU IN THIS ELECTION
Do you think children with disabilities should be able to play in parks with their friends and have access to a good education?
Do you think people with disabilities should have the same access to health care and post-secondary education as everyone else?
Do you think people with disabilities who are qualified should have the same chance to work as all other Ontarians?
Like other Ontarians, the 1.5 million people with disabilities in Ontario want to go to school, get jobs, go out with friends and participate in every aspect of life. Right now they face many unnecessary barriers that prevent them from fully participating.
Do you have a disability? If not, chances are someone close to you does. Chances are you will acquire a disability in your lifetime. If barriers are prevented and removed today, it will help you tomorrow.
WHAT CAN BE DONE TO MAKE ONTARIO BARRIER-FREE?
Ontario needs a strong new law to tear down barriers that keep people with disabilities from participating in every aspect of life. A Strong Ontarians with Disabilities Act would do that. Ontarians with disabilities are not asking for job quotas, just removal of barriers.
Ask your candidates whether they support a strong law. Tell them it's important to you when you decide who to vote for.
WHERE DO THE PARTIES STAND?
PCs: Mike Harris promised in writing before the last election that he would pass the Ontarians with Disabilities Act in his first term in office. He never passed that law. HE BROKE THAT PROMISE. Nothing in his new platform would remove or prevent barriers for people with disabilities.
Liberals: After pressing the Harris Government for four years to keep their 1995 election promise, Dalton McGuinty promised this year in writing that a Liberal Government would pass a strong Ontarians with Disabilities Act within the first three years in office.
NDP: After pressing the Harris Government for four years to keep their 1995 election promise, Howard Hampton promised in writing this year that an NDP Government would pass a strong Ontarians with Disabilities Act within the first two years in office.
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN FOR A BARRIER-FREE ONTARIO?
The Ontarians with Disabilities Act Committee is a non-partisan coalition that believes Ontario will benefit when barriers are removed and prevented.
Your help is welcomed. Please leave a voice mail message at (416) 480-7012, or use TTY to contact Susan Main at (416) 964-9695 ex. 343
YOUR VOTE CAN HELP MAKE ONTARIO BARRIER-FREE FOR 1.5 MILLION ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES.
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