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June 30, 2009 is the last day to refile human rights complaints

  • May 19, 2009
  • David Baker
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June 30, 2009 is the last day to refile an existing human rights complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the Tribunal).

As of June 30, 2008, people in Ontario who believe they have experienced discrimination must file an application directly with the Tribunal rather than with the Ontario Human Rights Commission (the Commission). » Read the rest

Lobbyists could have wings clipped by court decision

  • March 27, 2009
  • David Baker
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On March 12th of this year, the Federal Court of Appeal in Toronto ruled in an important case launched by Bakerlaw and its client Democracy Watch that Canada’s Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct should prohibit a lobbyist from doing anything to create a private interest for a public office holder that may compete with that public office holder’s public duty. » Read the rest

2009 Public Interest Career Day

  • March 5, 2009
  • David Baker
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Kelley Bryan will be speaking at Public Interest Career Day on March 6, 2009, discussing topics of interest to students who are considering the pursuit of legal careers in public interest law. After the discussion, Kelley will be joined by Cara Wilkie and Zahra Binbrek to introduce law students to Bakerlaw. » Read the rest

The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is here!

  • February 8, 2009
  • David Baker
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The RDSP is a long-term savings vehicle designed for people with disabilities. As an incentive for people to set up an RDSP and contribute into the plan, the Government of Canada has created the Canada Disability Savings Grant and the Canada Disability Savings Bond. Depending on an individual’s income level, a $1,500 contribution could result in an additional $4,500 in government contributions per year. » Read the rest

Joint Statement re Benamar Benatta by Prominent Human Rights Organizations

  • December 30, 2008
  • David Baker
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11 December 2008

The Honourable Peter Van Loan
Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada
269 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P8

Dear Minister,

We are writing this letter out of a deep concern about the Government of Canada’s Statement of Defence recently filed in the Ontario Superior Court in the case of Benamar Benatta…view the full statement in Adobe pdf format or in text format. » Read the rest

Balpreet Singh Boparai

  • December 12, 2008
  • David Baker
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BALPREET SINGH BOPARAI SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED HIS 2008-2009 ARTICLING TERM AT BAKERLAW AND HAS SINCE BEEN CALLED TO THE BAR. CONGRATULATIONS BALPREET!

Balpreet Singh grew up in a small community north of Toronto. He studied political science at the University of Toronto and graduated with a B.A. (with distinction) in 2003. During his time at the University of Toronto, Balpreet Singh became very involved in the local Sikh community and was a founder of a Sikh educational institute in Brampton, the Institute of Gurmat Studies, established to educate local Sikh children about their faith and counsel them on the challenges they face growing up in Canada. » Read the rest

Air Canada charges extra fare to woman for her immobilized leg

  • December 11, 2008
  • David Baker
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In January of this year, Bakerlaw clients won a landmark ruling requiring airlines to provide an extra seat to disabled Canadians for a medical attendant or if required by their condition.

The decision takes effect on January 9th, 2009. In the meantime, unfortunately, Air Canada has required a Newfoundland woman to pay for an extra seat because her leg is in a cast and cannot be bent. » Read the rest

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