TORONTO, March 5 /CNW/ - The latest developments in the human rights
challenge to the Province of Ontario's Special Diet Allowance program will be
announced at a press conference on Thursday, March 6 at 10:00am at the Queen's
Park Media Studio.
A series of complaints have been made to the Ontario Human Rights
Commission by Ontarians with substantial disabilities, whose Special Diet
allowances under the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) were reduced or
eliminated when the provincial government abruptly changed the program rules
A significant decision affecting the next stages of the human rights
challenge will be announced at the press conference.
WHEN: Thursday, March 6
10:00am - 11:00am
WHERE: Media Studio, Queen's Park
WHAT: Press Conference on Special Diet Litigation
Opportunity to speak with complainant and advocates.
WHO: Julie Sauvé, Special Diet complainant and ODSP recipient
Nancy Vander Plaats, Chair, ODSP Action Coalition
Cindy Wilkey, Staff Lawyer, Income Security Advocacy Centre
Lesli Bisgould, Lawyer, member of litigation team
For further information:
For further information: Jennefer Laidley, Media Contact, (416) 597-5820
ext. 5150, Toll free in Ontario: 1-866-245-4072