Wednesday, November 02, 2005


From Anita Field:


Ontario Bill 183 passed yesterday, November 1, 2005. It comes complete with a contact veto ($50,000 fine for any violation) and a disclosure veto which can be obtained by showing that disclosure of information will cause harm.


Dalton McGuinty, the Premier of Canada, commented to the press about the new bill: "We're saying to people `You've got a right to know but you don't have the right to a relationship."'

Premier Dalton McGuinty also said that Bill 183 “...allows information to be released while also giving people the tools they need to maintain their privacy.”

"We believe that we struck the right balance," McGuinty declared.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

Bill 183 contains both a contact veto, carrying a $50,000 fine for violation and a disclosure veto to be gotten by showing that disclosure of information will cause harm.

"If you want to be free, there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbors. There is no other." - Carl Schurz

Phooey! That’s what THEY say. Bill 183 is a NON-DISCLOSURE bill because it allows adult parties to an adoption to put a lid on the release of information. In my dictionary, disclose means to expose or reveal information - not to hide or prevent the flow of information.

"Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive!" - Sir Walter Scott



Anonymous said...

I agree that we didn't get what we wanted... We also had a huge alliance against us ie: The Privacy Comissioner, The majority of the media, and the entire Conservative Party.
I personally will be back at Queens Park over the next 5 years to hopefully get the ridiculous and prejudiced contact veto plus $50.000 fine and the surreptitious disclosure vote removed. I spoke in committee the same day as Natalie Proctor Servant May,19th and gave my support to Bastard Nation. I was there every committee date and every reading of bill 183.I didn't see any other Bastard Nation people there.
It's easy to post a blogs, but to really make changes in Ontario we need to be more public and RALLY public and media support.In every contact I had with bill 183 I was a strong patroness for Bastard Nation but where were the Bastards "NATION?"

Anyway, It's one small step for Ontario bastards and three giant leaps back. The fight is still on!

If the NATION can stop finger pointing and really advocate and campaign here in Ontario then maybe we can get the changes we want. Let me know when and I'll be there!

Julie Jordan
(a Bastard)
and a strong supporter of Bastards EVERYWHERE!

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