[37] Bill 28 Original (PDF)

Bill 28 2001

An Act to amend
the Human Rights Code

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

1. Section 1 of the Human Rights Code, as amended by the Statutes of Ontario, 1999, chapter 6, section 28, is further amended by striking out "or handicap" at the end and substituting "handicap or place of residence within the province of Ontario".


2. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

3. The short title of this Act is the Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2001.



The purpose of the Bill is to provide that persons in Ontario have a right to equal treatment with respect to services, goods and facilities without discrimination because of place of residence within the province. The current Code does not provide for protection regarding place of residence.