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Law Commission launches public consultation on law and disability
From a Law Commission of Ontario press release:
The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) has launched a public consultation on the law as it affects persons with disabilities. This public consultation is the first stage of a major project that is expected to develop a new approach to this area of the law. It seeks input on how the law should define "disability".
Persons with disabilities make up a significant proportion of Ontario's
population - over 15 per cent, according to 2006 figures - and the number and
percentage of Canadians with disabilities has been steadily increasing in
recent years. "Given the increased occurrence of disability associated with
aging, almost everyone will, at some point in their lives, either experience
disability or have a family member who does" said Dr. Patricia Hughes,
Executive Director of the LCO.