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Bakerlaw welcomes a new associate

  • March 5, 2008
  • David Baker
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Kelley Bryan is an experienced human rights lawyer who has represented victims of sexual assaults, police assaults, discrimination, and other forms of abuse of power. As the newest Bakerlaw associate, Kelley’s practice will focus on civil litigation, human rights and sexual assault. We are very happy to welcome her on board. » Read the rest

Toronto man haunted by U.S. jail nightmares

  • February 29, 2008
  • David Baker
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The Toronto Star today reported on the plight of Bakerlaw client Benamar Benatta. Mr. Benatta, who was illegally transferred by Canadian officials to the US on September 12, 2001 and held for five years in American custody, is calling on Canadian authorities for a public review of his case.

“He is the first and only known case of Canada effecting an extraordinary rendition – an illegal transfer of a person from one legal jurisdiction to another outside the scope of law,” Bakerlaw’s Nicole Chrolavicius tells the Star in the story, which outlines Mr. » Read the rest

Parents of autistic kids fight for the right to sue Ontario

  • February 11, 2008
  • David Baker
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The Canadian Press today published an article on the hearing next week in Ontario Autism Class Action, in which five families, represented by Bakerlaw, are challenging the Ontario government and seven school boards to provide full and timely access to treatment and education for children with autism.

“I find it extremely difficult to watch the other kids on our street hop on the school bus in the morning and go to school while my son has to stay home,” Taline Sagharian, one of the parents behind the class action, tells the CP. » Read the rest

Five lost years: How Benamar Benatta ‘disappeared’ after 9/11

  • January 26, 2008
  • David Baker
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The Canadian government sent him to the U.S. where he was accused of being behind the 9/11 bombings: ‘The way they accused me, I thought my life was over’

The Ottawa Citizen today published an extensive feature on Bakerlaw client Benamar Benatta. Mr. Benatta, who was illegally transferred by Canadian officials to the US on September 12, 2001 and held for five years in American custody, is calling on Canadian authorities for a public review of his case. » Read the rest

Health law > FAQ: The OHIP Out-of-Country Program

  • November 10, 2008
  • David Baker
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Sometimes the medical treatment you need is not available here in Ontario. Even when medical treatment is available here, wait lists and other delays can put your health or even life at serious risk.

To address these problems, OHIP provides an out-of-country program that, in certain circumstances, will pay the costs of your medical treatment outside Canada. » Read the rest

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