Image of black text with drop shadow that reads: Ontarians With Disabilities Act Committee
Letter from Steve Peters
MPP, Elgin-Middlesex-London
Liberal Disability Critic
to Premier Mike Harris
dated March 1, 2000


Mr. Steve Peters, MPP
542 Talbot Street
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 1C4

March 1, 2000

Hon. Michael D. Harris
Premier of Ontario
Room 281, Legislative Building
Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 1A1

Dear Premier,

For too long Ontario has been without legislation that will remove existing barriers and prevent future barriers facing the 1.5 million persons with disabilities. Prior to the 1995 election you promised in writing that, upon being elected Premier, you would pass an Ontarians with Disabilities Act within your first term of office. I truly believe that this piece of legislation must be a priority for all provincial representatives, regardless of party affiliation.

On November 23, 1999, I sponsored a resolution that was passed unanimously. This resolution called for the Ontario Legislature to pass an Ontarians with Disabilities Act within two years of that date. As a follow up to this initiative, during the month of March, I am embarking on an Ontarians with Disabilities Act fact-finding tour throughout the province. My goal is to consult with a wide variety of groups and individuals so that we can have a better understanding of the issues facing persons with disabling conditions.

This consultation process is historic because, for the first time ever, all groups and individuals will have the opportunity to provide input and in a public forum. Please find enclosed information about this consultation tour.

Please join me as we work towards achieving our common goals. I look forward to hearing from you as I travel the province.

Yours truly,


Yours truly,

signed on original

Steve Peters, MPP


Return to Correspondence Page   |  Index Page   |  ODA Consultations   |