OTTAWA — A lone wolf who has been fighting the Ontario government on his own over claims of discrimination now has an ally.
'Crazy' Dave Thomasson believes his rights — and those of thousands more — are being violated by the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).
But his efforts to have ODSP regulations changed in court were foiled by the provincial government.
Now Thomasson has plunked down $10 to join ACORN Ottawa, which organized a lobbying effort this week to influence the province's social assistance review commission.
"ACORN strongly supports and agrees with my position with the ODSP, and they are willing to bring it to the public in Ottawa (at the commission's hearings)," Thomasson said.
ACORN converted the gist of Thomasson's claims onto a flyer, which is being distributed to participants at the hearings.
In the flyer, ACORN has adopted Thomasson's challenge to the provincial government: "Prove Me Wrong, McGuinty Can't" which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize for anyone who proves the ODSP complies with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
It's been 1,640 days since Thomasson issued his challenge.