Ontario Honours International Day For People With Disabilities

By Victor Schwartzman

December 3 was the International Day for People with Disabilities. The AODA Alliance marked the Day by listing nine priorities Ontario needs to be fully accessible by 2025. Premier Kathleen Wynne acknowledged the Day in her own way at a special media conference.

“We are proud to honour this Day,” she told journalists, “especially because it is only one day a year. Frankly, we would have a tough time honouring this Day if it was any longer, say a whole week. In fact, during National Access Awareness Week we missed a legislated deadline to appoint a new AODA reviewer. As a result, this year we worried we would not last one whole day to honour the Day.