Ottawa resident Candice Pouliotte wants changes to be made in Ontario regarding diapers.
Yup, she’s not happy with the status of “infant and children’s right” in the province.
She wants Ontario to make it mandatory for ALL restaurants, movie theatres, community centres, etc to install changing tables for children, following the shame she felt when changing her daughter on a dining table at Kelly’s Landing in southern Ottawa.
3 weeks back at the start of the dining experience, Candice discovered that her daughter Simone required a change. The hostess approved the use of the dining table, but owner Dan Dunbar walked in and had a different opinion! He questioned Candice’s decision to change the baby on a table that others eat off of, before walking away.
After completing the change, Candice decided she would not wait for the meal to arrive and left. The disgruntled mother left a negative review of the diner on the Kelly’s Landing Facebook page.
She wrote “In a society where we value accessibility for all patrons, why are we turning away from infant and children’s rights to occupy public spaces.”
Read more about the incident, and the problem that it has created for owner Dan Dunbar HERE in the Ottawa Sun.
The CBC covered off the issue HERE as well.
Do you support Candice’s request for mandatory change tables in all establishments? Is it a restaurant or business’ responsibility to make diaper changes as easy as possible for parents? Is there a lack of respect for infants and what parents have to go through to properly care for them?