Office of the Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
Room 116
Parliament Buildings
Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 1A8

Tel. (416) 325-7800
Fax (416) 325-7810

May 24, 1995

Mr. David Baker
Executive Director
Advocacy Resource Centre for the Handicapped
40 Orchard View Boulevard
Suite 255
Toronto, Ontario
M4R 1B9

Dear Mr. Baker,

Thank you for your most recent correspondence dated May 3rd, 1995 concerning the proposed Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

As I indicated to you in my response of May 11th, 1995 to the Advocacy Resource Centre for the Handicapped questionnaire, a Harris government would be willing to enact an Ontario with Disabilities Act in the first term of office within the economic goalposts of The Common Sense Revolution.

The accommodation issue is often the stumbling block when it comes to financing access to post-secondary institutions, transportation, government publications, training programs and communications. We hope, through cost efficiencies achieved in other areas of government, to direct much needed funding to accommodation.

I would be pleased to work together with your Committee in the development of such legislation.


Michael D. Harris, M.P.P.

cc. Margaret Marland

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