The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) has released a draft framework to evaluate how new or existing laws, policies and practices impact on people with disabilities. Public feedback was welcomed until May 2, 2012.
The LCO was created by the Law Foundation of Ontario, the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, Osgoode Hall Law School and the Law Society of Upper Canada to recommend law reform measures to enhance the relevant, effectiveness and accessibility of the Ontario legal system.
This framework was developed out of the recognition that the lives of people with disabilities are shaped by a complex web of laws and policies. The framework is designed to assist anyone who develops, implements or assesses laws, practices or policies that affect people with disabilities.
For more information or to view the framework, please visit the Law Commission of Ontario website at www.lco-cdo.org.