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Statement from MPP Michael Harris Re. Human Rights Tribunal Decision J.F. v. Waterloo Catholic District School Board

September 1, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 1, 2017 

Statement from MPP Michael Harris

Re. Human Rights Tribunal Decision

J.F. v. Waterloo Catholic District School Board

 It’s as disappointing as it is frustrating that those requiring service dogs are continuing to face further hurdles to be allowed the public accommodations they deserve.

 The Disability Act calls for accommodations for people with service animals and the Ontario Human Rights Code speaks to the ‘duty to accommodate persons with disabilities.’

 We support service dogs for the blind, PTSD sufferers and others.

 Families of children with autism shouldn’t have to face further hardships to get the same accommodations for their children.

 I remain hopeful that legislative steps like the Ontario Service Dogs Act will help to address further roadblocks preventing accommodations to those children, veterans, or others who require the support of a service dog

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For further information contact: Rob Willett | 519.404.4052 | rob.willett@pc.ola.org