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Parents battle for son’s right to autism services in school

  • April 7, 2017
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The Toronto Star has released a story about our clients fight to get adequate autism related accommodations in public schools. You can read the full article here (link).

To learn more about the case check out our earlier blog posts here (link) and here (link).

The case will be heard by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in May. » Read the rest

Couples with Mobility Scooters Must Keep Fighting

  • March 28, 2017
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Earlier this year Bakerlaw featured a blog post about a Canadian Transportation Agency decision regarding rail accessibility. The case was about the lack of adequate tie-down spaces on VIA Rail trains which results in persons with mobility scooters needing to travel separately. We characterized the decision as “favourable but weak” (you can read the post here (link)). » Read the rest

Further Reflections on the Court Challenges Program

  • March 21, 2017
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The Ontario Bar Association has recently published an article by Kiran Kang entitled: Funding Charter Litigation: Lawyers reflect on the revival of a cancelled program.

The article contains comments from lawyers, including bakerlaw’s David Baker, who were able to bring important equality cases thanks to the funding from the former Court Challenges Program . » Read the rest

Along for the Ride

  • March 10, 2017
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The TTC has announced that it will be changing its Wheel-Trans eligibility. These changes will expand the scope of services offered to include persons with sensory, mental-health or cognitive disabilities.

ARCH argued that this very expansion should have occurred in 1999, and the failure to do so was discriminatory. You can read about that case here (link). » Read the rest

Genetic Non-Discrimination Act Passes in Parliament

  • March 10, 2017
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Bill S-201-the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act was passed by Parliament this week. This Act seeks to prevent persons from being compelled to undergo genetic testing and to protect the results of genetic testing from disclosure. You can read more about the Act here (link).

You can read more about genetic discrimination as a legal issue in our previous blog post here (link). » Read the rest

Report on Legal Capacity, Decision-Making and Guardianship

  • March 8, 2017
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The Law Commission of Ontario has announced today that it has released its Final Report on Legal Capacity, Decision-making and guardianship. You can view the announcement here (link).

The report examines Ontario’s current policies and laws pertaining to these topics as well as suggested revisions. You can view the full report here (link). » Read the rest

Court Challenges Program – A Call to Action

  • March 2, 2017
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Further to David Baker’s comments on the reinstatement of the Court Challenges Program (see our previous blog post here (link)), read this letter (link) to the Minister in charge of the program.

The letter calls on the Minister to confirm the mandate of the program and ensure it is as strong and committed to equality as the former program was. » Read the rest

An Open Letter to the Law Society of Upper Canada

  • February 14, 2017
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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

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

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