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Tim Hudak Says He is Committed to Fulfilling Provisions of the Disabilities Act, But Still Hasn’t Clearly Promised Not to Slash Regulations Enacted Under It

U September 30, 2011


With just over a week before Election Day, TV Ontario’s veteran affairs journalist Steve Paikin got Ontario Progressive Conservative Party leader Tim Hudak to break his radio silence on this election’s disability

Human Rights Cases Settled as Transit Providers Offer More Accessible Services

TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2011 /CNW/ – The cities of Hamilton, Greater Sudbury and Thunder Bay and the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) have settled three human rights cases at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. The OHRC filed the complaints in 2009 to increase accessibility for riders with vision disabilities by ensuring the calling out of all transit stops.

AODA: Who Let the Dogs Out? Saying ‘Yes’ to All Service Animals

Author: Suzanne Cohen Share

Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 at 09:00

You may have read the recent story about a blind rowing champ who was asked to leave the premises of an Esso gas station store. Victoria Nolan attempted to enter the premises with her guide dog when an employee promptly told her to leave the store. Ms. Nolan is not new to this problem, and she contacted the police who extracted an apology from the employee. An Esso spokesperson stated that the company tells retailers to allow service animals onto their premises. Apparently, there was a communication breakdown when instructing this employee about the topic of service animals.

Disturbing Silence From Hudak on Accessibility

Published Sept 28, 2011

It takes four steps to get to the escalator at the Christie subway station.

David Lepofsky

At risk in this election are our hard-won gains to make Ontario fully accessible to people with disabilities. This affects all voters. Everyone either has a disability or will likely get one later with age.

Local School Doesn’t Meet Accessibility Requirements for Election

By Kristen Smith
Posted Sept 26, 2011

Nottawa residents are being told to go to Ravenna to vote on Oct. 6 after Elections Ontario ruled their traditional polling station no longer meets the
province’s accessibility requirements.

Nottawa residents who voted at Nottawa Elementary School on Batteaux Road in previous elections are being directed to Ravenna Hall on election day.


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