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Media advisory: Ontario Human Rights Commission releases Consultation Report and Policy on discrimination on the basis of family status

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May 1, 2007

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On Wednesday, May 2nd, Chief Commissioner Barbara Hall begins a four-city launch of the Ontario Human Rights Commission's Consultation Report and Policy on Discrimination on the basis of Family Status. The documents set out how family relationships affect access to employment, housing and services and human rights protections related to family status under Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

Ms. Hall will be chairing each session from 9:30 a.m. to Noon at the following locations:

Guelph – Wednesday, May 2, 2007
University of Guelph
University Centre, Room 103
50 Stone Road East, Guelph

Thunder Bay – Thursday, May 3, 2007
Barcelona Room
698 Arthur Street West, Thunder Bay

Ottawa – Friday, May 4, 2007
Tupper & Abbot Room
Capitol Hill Hotel & Suites
88 Albert Street, Ottawa

Toronto – Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Thomas Lounge, Oakham House
63 Gould Street, Toronto

She will be available for interviews at the close of the session around noon.

Copies of all documents related to the launch will be available on the Commission’s Web site on Wednesday, May 2, 2007.

For more information:

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Afroze Edwards
Sr. Communications Officer
Communications and Issues Management
(416) 314-4528

Jeff Poirier
Senior Policy Analyst
Policy Education, Monitoring and Outreach Branch (PEMO)
Ontario Human Rights Commission