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Autism Funding Withdrawn for Children over the age of 5

Our office has been contacted by dozens of parents concerned about the recently announced changes to the availability and eligibility of IBI programming for young children with autism.

For those who don’t know, children with autism thrive when supported by intensive behavioural intervention (IBI). This intervention works to decrease poor habits and foster new, positive habits which help children communicate, socialize and learn. » Read the rest

Vulnerable Persons Standard

  • March 1, 2016
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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Key stakeholders from across Canada have come together to create the Vulnerable Persons Standard. This standard is intended to act as a guide for legislative representatives who will be drafting the laws related to physician assisted death.

The Vulnerable Persons Standard is a series of evidence-based safeguards intended to protect the lives of Canadians. » Read the rest

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

  • February 29, 2016
  • David Baker
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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). » Read the rest

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

  • February 26, 2016
  • David Baker
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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). » Read the rest

Federal Committee Report Recommendations on Physician Assisted Dying

  • February 26, 2016
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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The Special Joint Committee on Physician Assisted Dying reported their recommendations yesterday. Bakerlaw’s David Baker was among the witnesses who presented to the Committee during its consultation period. To review David’s submissions see our earlier blog post here (link).

The Report reaches well beyond what was contemplated by the Supreme Court of Canada in the Carter v Canada decision. » Read the rest

York-Region Transit Mobility Plus Problems

  • February 10, 2016
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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Our client, Ms. Angela Schinas, has multiple serious and intersecting disabilities. She is unable to use public transit, and so requires door-to-door transportation provided by Mobility Plus in York Region Transit (“YRT”).

Despite having multiple doctors’ notes which indicate that she requires door-to-door transportation, YRT has refused to provide her with the door-to-door service she requires for all of her trips. » Read the rest

David Baker on CBC’s Power and Politics

  • February 2, 2016
  • David Baker
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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). » Read the rest

David Baker Presents to Special Committee on Physician Assisted Dying

  • January 29, 2016
  • David Baker
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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

TDSB Discriminated Against Student with Mental Health Disability

  • January 22, 2016
  • BakerLaw
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A while ago, bakerlaw accepted a client who had a mental health disability and had to be removed from a Toronto District School Board school because it was not providing him with the supports and accommodations he required.

In this case, the Tribunal found that the TDSB discriminated against a student by failing to provide him with the support that he needed for his anxiety and depression. » Read the rest

Discriminatory Post-Secondary Albatross Removed!

  • January 21, 2016
  • BakerLaw
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Recently, bakerlaw settled a case for its client who was unable to return to school because she had previously failed a class as a result of a lack of disability supports. At the time, the student did not realize she had a disability. It was only after being removed from the program that she learned of the disability and how it was a factor in the failed grade and her ultimate removal from the institution. » Read the rest

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