Wrong to Quash Public Debate on Bill 107

By Helen Henderson
Disabilities Reporter
Published On Sat Nov 25 2006

No matter what, Ontario’s human rights record will be forever tainted by this week’s effort to quash public input into Bill 107.

With Attorney General Michael Bryant recklessly determined to use the Liberal majority to cut off debate, the battle over reforms to the province’s human
rights legislation turned decidedly ugly.

So ugly that chief commissioner Barbara Hall stepped into the fray, formally expressing her “profound dismay” at the subversion of the process in an open
letter to Premier Dalton McGuinty.