Articles written by David Baker

David Baker’s Comments on U of T Law School Tuition

  • February 14, 2017
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After years of trying to work for change within the system, I have decided that it is time to speak up.

While other law schools and professional faculties are far from blameless, it was U of T Law that broke the mould and took the leap towards charging what the market would bear. » Read the rest

David Baker’s Personal Submissions to the Canadians with Disabilities Act Review

  • February 14, 2017
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paper (link)Following disclosure of a study (link) that only 37% of persons with disabilities are employed, David Baker provided the below personal submission to the Canadians with Disabilities Act review. This was in response to a widely reported statement that the government’s proposed Act would focus primarily on employment (link to statement). » Read the rest

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

  • February 14, 2017
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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). » Read the rest

David Baker’s Comments on the Autism Programming Changes

Thousands of children with autism, 5 years or age or over, who had been waitlisted for private intensive behavioural intervention (IBI) services funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) for years have been peremptorily cut off. I don’t think “crisis” is an overstatement, when describing the circumstances in which these children and their families find themselves. » Read the rest

David Baker Participates in the Vulnerable Persons Standard Press Conference

  • March 2, 2016
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Bakerlaw’s David Baker participated in the Vulnerable Persons Standard press conference yesterday.

The Standard seeks to balance access with protection in physician-assisted death.

Check out the highlights from unveiling of the Vulnerable Persons Standard and listen to the clarifications offered by the experts involved in creating the standard. » Read the rest

Bakerlaw’s David Baker in Globe and Mail Op-Ed

  • February 29, 2016
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Bakerlaw’s David Baker and Professor Trudo Lemmens were featured in a Globe and Mail op-ed this weekend explaining how the Federal Special Committee on physician assisted dying went beyond the scope of Carter and ignored important evidence.

You can read the piece here (link).

David Baker’s Reaction to the Federal Committee Report on Physician Assisted Dying

  • February 26, 2016
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Watch David Baker discuss his reaction to the Federal Committee Report on physician assisted dying.

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Tune in at 1hour, 46 minutes.

To view the CBC page click here (link).

David Baker on CBC’s Power and Politics

  • February 2, 2016
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Bakerlaw’s David Baker was on CBC’s Power and Politics last night debating different legislative approaches to physician assisted dying. Mr. Baker appeared with Professor Jocelyn Downie.

 

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Or visit the CBC’s website here (link).

David Baker on CBC’s Power and Politics

  • February 1, 2016
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Bakerlaw’s David Baker is scheduled to appear on CBC’s Power and Politics at 6:30pm tonight! He will be discussing physician assisted dying with Professor Jocelyn Downie.

If you miss it, check out our blog tomorrow to see the clip.

David Baker Presents to Special Committee on Physician Assisted Dying

  • January 29, 2016
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here (link)Bakerlaw’s David Baker presented to the Special Joint Committee on Physician Assisted Dying. Mr. Baker was joined by University of Toronto Professor Trudo Lemmens.

The panel is tasked with providing recommendations for how the Federal Government should respond to the Carter v Canada decision legalizing physician assisted suicide in Canada. » Read the rest

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