Wynne Government’s First Throne Speech Signals Potential Revitalized Approach to Accessibility for People With Disabilities

On February 19, 2013, in its first Throne Speech, the Wynne Government made a promising announcement. It is shifting lead responsibility for implementation of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act from the Community and Social Services Ministry (where it has resided since 2005) to the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment. The Throne Speech made increased employment for all and inclusiveness for all as core themes. It included this key passage: