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First Day of Public Hearings Show Resounding Support for Our Call for Bill 231 to be Strengthened to Ensure Fully Accessible Elections for Ontarians with Disabilities

On March 24, 2010, the Legislature’s Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly’s public hearings heard a resounding, unanimous call from all community organization presenters, from the Ontario Human Rights Commission, and from several individuals with disabilities. They called for Bill 231 to be significantly strengthened to ensure fully accessible elections for persons with disabilities.

Bill 231 is the Government’s proposed new legislation to modernize elections in Ontario. The AODA Alliance has called for that bill to be strengthened to
ensure that all provincial and municipal elections in Ontario are fully accessible for voters and candidates with disabilities.