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Bakerlaw to Challenge Inaccessibility of Government Websites in Federal Court

  • May 8, 2010
  • David Baker
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Bakerlaw will soon be headed to federal court with client Donna Jodhan. Jodhan, who is among approximately 10 per cent of the population with vision disabilities, is asking the government to provide vision impaired Canadians with equal access to government information and services online. Bakerlaw hopes to compel the government to update its web accessibility standards and ensure its websites are accessible to all Canadians. » Read the rest

Divisional Court to Review Decision by Special Education Tribunal

  • April 21, 2010
  • David Baker
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On Monday April 26, 2010 the Divisional Court will hear oral arguments in Kozak vs. Toronto District School Board et. al.; a judicial review of the Special Education Tribunal’s decision to uphold the Toronto District School Board’s placement of Jared Kozak in an unidentified special education class.

The applicant, Jared Kozak, is a 10 year old boy who has autism and requires Applied Behavioural Analysis as an accommodation in his classroom as mandated by the Ministry of Education’s Policy/Program Memorandum 140. » Read the rest

Bakerlaw successful in having court order release of documents

  • April 21, 2010
  • David Baker
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Bakerlaw has received more than 850 new documents from federal lawyers in the case of firm client Benamar Benatta. As CTV news today reported, the disclosure of hundreds of new pages of information spanning several years comes despite previous assurances there were no further records relevant to the case.

Click here to read more at CTV.ca. » Read the rest

Federal Court of Appeal decision good news for Bakerlaw client

  • February 5, 2010
  • David Baker
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The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of Bakerlaw client, the West Toronto Diamond Community Group. The decision upholds a previous Canadian Transportation Agency ruling stating that residents of the Junction area were suffering undue harm as a result of pile driving by GO Transit in the West Toronto Diamond Grade Seperation Project. » Read the rest

Benatta Coalition Calls on the Government to Provide Full Disclosure on the Illegal Transfer of Benamar Benatta

  • September 9, 2009
  • David Baker
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A coalition of rights groups today deplored the Canadian government’s failure to disclose fully documents relating to the illegal transfer to the US on September 12, 2001 of Bakerlaw client Benamar Benatta, resulting in his detention there for close to five years.

Click here to read the full press release on the Amnesty International website. » Read the rest

Cara Wilkie Speaks about Access to Justice at Law Society Event

  • September 8, 2009
  • David Baker
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In honour of the recent National Access Awareness Week, the Law Society and ARCH Disability Law Centre hosted a forum and reception on access to justice for people with disabilities. Bakerlaw’s Cara Wilkie was pleased to speak at the event, which featured a number of leading legal experts and a presentation by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. » Read the rest

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