Ontario Liberals violating their own Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act – by Karl Haab

St Clair Streetcar

The Ontario government is in the process of mailing out notices by registered mail to the 70% of Ontario businesses who haven’t registered under their Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, threatening to punish them with fines of up to $15,000.00 and at the same time this government is violating its own act.

The Act orders businesses to make it easier for people with disabilities to reach their businesses while the Liberal Ontario Government with their Metrolinx ‘Big Move’ makes it almost impossible for the disabled to reach those businesses on any of the streets where they are going to build an LRT down the centre of that street.

You would think that most successful businesses would have enough sense to make it easy for the disabled to reach them without having the government tell them what to do.

But the government blocking access to these businesses with LRTs on platforms, streetcars or Rapid Transit by preventing people from making left turns to reach those businesses and preventing them from crossing the street is unforgivable.

The only way these businesses are going to be able to make it easier for their disabled customers to reach them, is to turf out the Liberal Government. The sooner, the better.

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