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Canadian Transportation Agency Decision Favourable but Weak

Yesterday bakerlaw congratulated our clients on the Canadian Transportation Agency’s (“CTA”) decision, insofar as it went to grant them their requested remedies. You can read the decision here (link).

Our clients are husband and wife and are frequent travellers on VIA Rail. They both use a mobility aid but can transfer to a regular train seat. » Read the rest

An Open Letter to the Law Society of Upper Canada

David Baker has authored the below open letter to the Law Society of Upper Canada. Regarding the danger of false advertising and the problems associated with the lack of an objective assessment regarding the quality of service provided by a lawyer.

To Whom it May Concern,

It looks like the Star has helped the Law Society decide to deal with the ridiculous advertising and bilking of uninformed clients by incompetent lawyers who are only interested in skimming the low hanging cream [to mix a metaphor]. » Read the rest

David Baker on the Court Challenges Program and what it means for Bakerlaw and for Equality Seekers Across Canada

Bakerlaw currently has 4 Charter cases on the go with 8 more ready to go pending the reinstatement of the Court Challenges Program (CCP). Each case will be described on this website when it is known to be proceeding and with consent from the client(s).

As the previous CCP was, we expect that the reinstated program will be of substantial benefit to our clients. » Read the rest

Legal Resources

Not sure if you need a lawyer? Want to learn a bit more about your situation from a legal point of view before retaining a lawyer? Check out some of these helpful legal resources.

What is discrimination? The Ontario Human Rights Commission website provides information as to the codes grounds for discrimination and other aspects of the Ontario Human Rights Code. » Read the rest

Farewell Thoughts from Bakerlaw’s Intern from Denmark

  • December 22, 2016
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This fall, bakerlaw hosted Hiba Chanchiri, an intern from Denmark. She shared with us some reflections of her experience:

This autumn, I had the opportunity to intern with bakerlaw and explore Canadian law through the many cases I got to work on. I am a law student at the University of Southern Denmark currently doing my Master’s Degree. » Read the rest

A Push for More Support for Children with Autism in Ontario Schools

  • September 8, 2016
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Earlier this year, Bakerlaw took on a case to try to get Intensive Applied Behaviour Analysis (Intensive ABA) into Ontario schools for our client Jack.

Jack is a 5 year old boy who has Autism. Jack’s parents have seen how much their son benefits from Intensive ABA which is the leading approach in teaching children with autism. » Read the rest

Institutionalization as a Form of Discrimination

  • September 6, 2016
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Bakerlaw recently helped our client, Audrey Cole settle her son’s case against the Ontario government. Her son Ian has developmental disabilities and requires extensive homecare support which exceeded the regulatory caps. Thankfully, Audrey was able to fund the additional care Ian required above the cap through donations and private insurance thus preventing him from needing to be institutionalized. » Read the rest

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