Ontario Human rights Reform - A call to Action

The Toronto Star March 21, 2006
Who will benefit from rights plan?
Reform to rights agency opposed March 17

The Dalton McGuinty government plans to replace the current human rights system with one that will require more hearings and more lawyers.

People with disabilities - some of the very people the system is supposed to protect - oppose the plan and are speaking out. It seems the only people supporting the plan are human rights lawyers. Hardly surprising, considering the new system will expand their role enormously.

The Liberals need to ask themselves who really stands to benefit from their new human rights system. If they do, I think they will see that it's not the people who should be. The government should abandon its proposed changes and
focus on making the existing system work better.

Kevin Brown, Toronto