Remembering Former Ontario Labour Minister Dr. Robert Elgie, a Hero to Ontarians With Disabilities Who Spearheaded Amendments to the Ontario Human Rights Code to Make it ILLEGAL TO Discriminate Based on a Person’s Disability

As Labour Minister, Dr. Elgie spearheaded major amendments to the Ontario Human Rights Code. These amendments made it illegal for the first time in Ontario to discriminate against people with disabilities. By including physical and mental disability for the first time in the Ontario Human Rights code, Dr. Elgie’s legislation guaranteed to people with disabilities the right to equality in employment, housing, and access to goods, services and facilities.