McGuinty Government Posts a Draft Partial Built Environment Accessibility Standard to Address Barriers in Public Spaces, Not Inside Buildings

Minister Wynne’s letter to us makes undeserved self-congratulatory claims about her Ministry’s past work in this area. In fact, deficiencies over the years in the Ontario Building Code have contributed to the ongoing presence of barriers that persons with disabilities too often still encounter in the built environment. Had her ministry’s work on barrier-free building standards been as effective as Minister Wynne’s letter claims, her Government would not now still be unable to even tell us when it will bring forward the “inside buildings” Built Environment Accessibility Standard