Law Commission of Ontario Releases Papers on Disability Issues
The research papers are part of the Commission's Persons with Disabilities Project:
"This Project will not focus on reform of any one specific issue; rather, its purpose is to develop a principled analytical framework for this area of the law that can be used as a tool for shaping new legislation that affect persons with disabilities or reforming current law (...)"
"There are several themes that the LCO is interested in exploring in the Project, including:
- ableism and hidden stereotypes within the law or in the implementation of the law;
- diversity within the disability community and the implications this has for developing a coherent framework;
- overlaps, inconsistencies and gaps in laws that affect persons with disabilities;
- the issues related to eligibility criteria and the role of gatekeepers in making determinations about who is entitled to access programs and services;
- whether persons with disabilities can effectively access supports necessary to ensure full participation in society; and
- whether laws affecting the rights of persons with disabilities are effectively implemented and whether enforcement mechanisms are accessible and effective."