- April 7, 2017
- Comments Off on Parents battle for son’s right to autism services in school
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).
The case will be heard by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in May. » Read the rest
- March 28, 2017
- Comments Off on Couples with Mobility Scooters Must Keep Fighting
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
- March 21, 2017
- Comments Off on Further Reflections on the Court Challenges Program
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
- March 10, 2017
- Comments Off on Along for the Ride
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.
- March 10, 2017
- Comments Off on Genetic Non-Discrimination Act Passes in Parliament
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).
- March 8, 2017
- Comments Off on Report on Legal Capacity, Decision-Making and Guardianship
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).
- March 2, 2017
- Comments Off on Court Challenges Program – A Call to Action
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
- February 14, 2017
- Comments Off on 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
- February 14, 2017
- Comments Off on CWDO February Newsletter is Out!
Check out the Citizens with Disabilities – Ontario’s newsletter (link) for some links to important studies on employment and disability as well as access to necessary prescription medication.
- January 23, 2017
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