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Bakerlaw Blog | Recent Announcements

Communications and Disability Rights: How Litigation before the CRTC Can Make a Difference

Legal Activism Can Create Social: The Role of Disability Advocacy in the Information ‘Revolution’

This summer, Bakerlaw is pleased to host Julia Munk, Osgoode Hall Law School’s 2014 Kreppner Plater Fellowship winner. Julia is researching how effective advocacy before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) can make gains for the rights of persons with disabilities generally.

Bakerlaw Blog | Media | News Releases | Recent Announcements

Caregiver Accommodation: The Final Answer

Toronto, ON, August 5, 2014 — The deadline for Canadian National Railways to appeal the case of Denise Seeley to the Supreme Court of Canada has passed. As a consequence her Federal Court of Appeal victory stands, confirming that every employer is obligated, pursuant to the Canadian Human Rights Act, to accommodate the family caregiving obligations of its employees.…

Bakerlaw Blog | Media | Media Coverage | Recent Announcements

Charter Challenge to Canada Student Loan Program

 

This week the Toronto Star published the column “Deaf-blind woman tests Canada’s equality guarantee” (link to article). The column outlines the plight of Jasmin Simpson, who is blind and deaf and who graduated with 60% more student debt due to the increased time it took her to complete her B.S.W.…

Bakerlaw Blog | Media | Recent Announcements

Communications and Disability Rights: How Litigation before the CRTC Can Make a Difference

From The Silent Film to YouTube

This summer, Bakerlaw is pleased to host Julia Munk, Osgoode Hall Law School’s 2014 Kreppner Plater Fellowship winner. Julia is researching how effective advocacy before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) can make gains for the rights of persons with disabilities generally.

Bakerlaw Blog | Recent Announcements

Student Loans a Major Source of Discrimination Against Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities

Toronto, ON, July 16, 2014 – Students with disabilities have significantly higher costs when attending post-secondary colleges and universities.  What is less well understood is that many students with disabilities are also burdened with significantly higher student debt to repay after leaving school.…

Bakerlaw Blog | Recent Announcements

Communications and Disability Rights: How Litigation before the CRTC Can Make a Difference

This summer, Bakerlaw is pleased to host Julia Munk, Osgoode Hall Law School’s 2014 Kreppner Plater Fellowship winner. Julia is researching how effective advocacy before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) can make gains for the rights of persons with disabilities generally.