The DRC welcomes the Premier’s apology to persons with disabilities
The DRC welcomes the Premier’s apology to persons with disabilities as an important first step towards reconciliation with a community whose members have experienced extreme forms of systemic discrimination over decades. This important gesture by the Premier comes at a key moment as the Province moves toward addressing & ending its practices and policies that lead to the discriminatory treatment. Those changes will now be monitored by an independent, expert monitor over the next 5 years under the terms of an Interim Consent Order [see this link for the DRC overview of the terms of the Interim Consent Order].
The Premier’s words send a strong message that the Province is committed to taking all necessary action to address and, hopefully, end the discrimination and create a new disability support system based on human dignity and equality for persons with disabilities.