Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan Makes Landmark Public Declaration That Public Money Should Never Be Used to Create or Perpetuate Barriers Against People With Disabilities

On January 22, 2013, Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan gave an important speech at the prestigious Canadian Club. In his update on Ontario’s economy and provincial budget, he made a landmark declaration, which all governments across Canada should follow. He declared: “Public money used for capital infrastructure or procurement of goods and services should never be used to create or perpetuate barriers against persons with disabilities.” See the key passage of his speech, set out below.