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Editorial: Government should heed call for better web accessibility

  • September 28, 2010
  • David Baker
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The Law Times has published an editorial in support of Bakerlaw client Donna Jodhan’s Charter of Rights challenge against the Federal Government over websites that are inaccessible to blind and partially sighted web users.

“The government should drop its reluctance and heed Jodhan’s call for improved accessibility,” writes Glenn Kauth, the author of the editoral. » Read the rest

Mental health

  • May 31, 2010
  • David Baker
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Bakerlaw is a strong advocate in the area of mental health. We represent clients before the Consent and Capacity Board to challenge findings of involuntary admission, financial incapacity, findings of treatment incapacity and community treatment orders. Additionally, Bakerlaw assists clients in appeals of the Board’s decisions and with other mental health legal issues, We also represent clients before the Ontario Review Board which annually reviews the status of people found to be not criminally responsible or unfit to stand trial for criminal offences on account of a mental disorder. » Read the rest

Bakerlaw comments on out-of-country-medical issue

  • May 6, 2009
  • David Baker
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The Canadian Association of Retired People (CARP) recently published an article on the issue of reimbursement for necessary out-of-country medical services.

The piece notes Bakerlaw’s extensive work on this issue in the courts, and includes discussion from Nicole Chrolavicius on this important healthcare issue.

Click here to read the article on CARP’s website. » Read the rest

Honourary Doctorate Awarded to David Baker

  • September 3, 2008
  • David Baker
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David Baker is Awarded Honourary Doctorate from Trinity College, University of Toronto

On September 3, 2008, David Baker was honoured by his alma mater with an honourary doctorate degree during its fall convocation ceremony. In his speech, he urged new students to use their university years to explore and discover what they believe in, telling them: “If you have strong personal values, you will prosper.” He recounted his own path to becoming a social justice lawyer, and the challenging choices he faced along the way. » Read the rest

Families Take Autism Class Action to Supreme Court of Canada

  • August 26, 2008
  • David Baker
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The plaintiffs in the Ontario Autism Class Action Lawsuit announced today that they are taking their case to the Supreme Court of Canada, continuing their battle for full and timely access to effective treatment and education for children with autism. Bakerlaw is legal counsel to the five families behind the case. » Read the rest

Blind MBA girds for battle with Ottawa over issue of website accessibility

  • August 10, 2008
  • David Baker
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The Canadian Press today reported on the case of Bakerlaw client Donna Jodhan, a blind MBA who is challenging the Government of Canada over its inaccessible jobs websites (see below for the recent press release on her case).

Click here to read the full story on the CBC’s website. » Read the rest

Blind MBA challenges federal government over inaccessible jobs websites

  • August 6, 2008
  • David Baker
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Bakerlaw client Donna Jodhan is challenging the federal government over its inaccessible jobs websites.

“If we don’t stand up and make ourselves heard, the government will keep on dragging its feet,” Jodhan said in a press release issued today. “We need to act now, to make things better for tomorrow’s generation.”

Click here to read the full press release on her case in Adobe PDF format. » Read the rest

One person, one fare appeal rejected

  • May 9, 2008
  • David Baker
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Bakerlaw’s one person, one fare case has received extensive media coverage in the wake of a recent Federal Court of Appeal ruling that rejected a bid by Air Canada and WestJet challenging the one person, one fare policy.

The Canadian Transport Agency ruled early this year that airlines must provide severely disabled Canadians with and additional airline seat without charge for a medical attendant or if their condition requires it. » Read the rest

Reimburse cancer patient, petition asks

  • April 23, 2008
  • David Baker
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The Globe and Mail’s Lisa Priest reports on the 4,000-signature petition being sent to Ontario’s Health Minister today, demanding that cancer patient Sylvia de Vries be reimbursed for the $60,000 she spent at a U.S. hospital to have a massive tumour removed. The petition also requests that George Smitherman remove the “red tape” barriers to accessing out-of-country care. » Read the rest

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