Let’s stop penalizing disabilities – including obesity

  • December 11, 2008
  • David Baker
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The Globe and Mail today published an excellent opinion piece by Andre Picard on the one person, one fare case. (In January of this year, Bakerlaw and its clients, the council of Canadians With Disabilities, won a landmark ruling in the case requiring airlines to provide an extra seat to disabled Canadians for a medical attendant or if required by their condition.)

“The CTA policy is eminently reasonable and long overdue,” writes Picard. “As a matter of principle (one enunciated in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and various other pieces of human rights legislation), people with severe disabilities should be accommodated.”

Click here to read the full story on the Globe and Mail website.

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