June 30, 2015
by Geof Collis
Another week of celebration is over for the Homosexual Community and Politicians lined up to get their profiles front and center in the Media in support.
Look at us they basically said, here is a Community that has been discriminated for far to long and we are rallying in support of their rights being delayed by Societal progress.
The U.S. Supreme Court voted in favour of legalizing same sex marriage in all 50 States.
It is encouraging to see such a show of support, no group should be discriminated in todays Global Community!
Now for a reality check!!
We have a Lesbian Premier whose Government has been discriminating against another Community, the Disabled!
Her Minister who is in charge of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act(AODA) portfolio, interestingly enough his name to my screen reader sounds like “Do Good” but that is far from what he is actually accomplishing.
Week after week the AODA Alliance produces Press Release after Press Release documenting his lack of interest and accomplishment in enforcing and making sure the AODA reaches its proposed target of 2025 for full implementation.
He makes excuse after excuse, stonewalls the AODA Alliances efforts to make sure the Disabled get their rights as written in the Law, all the while bragging to the World how we are so Accessible .
We will soon be center stage when the Pan/ParaPan Games come to town but we are not even close to being ready for the influx of Disabled who will be coming to town.
I wonder how the Premier would react if it was her Community that was being treated this way, their Rights being kicked down the road to a deadline that everyone knows will not be implemented on time, if at all.
These double standards are unacceptable and she should instruct the Minister to stop this shameful treatment of the Disabled without delay!