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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. » Read the rest

Supreme Court Rejects Application for Leave to Appeal in Autism Class Action Lawsuit

  • December 4, 2008
  • David Baker
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Today the Supreme Court of Canada rejected the application for leave to appeal filed by the plaintiffs in the Ontario Autism Class Action Lawsuit.

The five families behind the case, which seeks full and timely access to treatment and education for children with autism, expressed their disappointment over the decision, and noted that they would be meeting with David Baker, their legal counsel, in the coming days to determine next steps. » Read the rest

Siksay Calls for Full Public Review of Illegal Transfer of Refugee Claimant

  • February 8, 2008
  • David Baker
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NDP MP Bill Siksay today issued a press release calling for a full public review of the case of Benamar Benatta. Mr. Benatta was illegally transferred by Canadian officials to the US on September 12, 2001 and held for five years in American custody. He is represented by Bakerlaw, with Nicole Chrolavicius acting as lead counsel. » Read the rest

Crucial hearing in autism class action lawsuit to take place on Monday, February 11 at Court of Appeal for Ontario

  • February 6, 2008
  • David Baker
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Court to rule on whether class action on autism treatment and education can continue

A high-stakes hearing in a landmark autism class action lawsuit will take place at the Ontario Court of Appeal on Monday, February 11 at 10:30 am. The Court will hear arguments on several key issues in the case, in which parents are fighting the Ontario government and school boards for full and timely access to effective treatment and education for children with autism. » Read the rest

Autism Class Action Lawsuit

  • February 1, 2008
  • David Baker
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Appeal hearing on a preliminary motion at the Court of Appeal for Ontario

A crucial day in court that will determine whether we will be allowed to continue the fight for full and timely access to ABA/IBI intervention. Bakerlaw is legal counsel to the five families behind the class action.

Monday February 11, 2008 at 10:30am
130 Queen Street West, Toronto
(at University Avenue, just west of City Hall)

Please join us to show your support for the families. » Read the rest

Ottawa XPress editorial on Benamar Benatta

  • January 24, 2008
  • David Baker
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The Ottawa XPress today published an editorial on Bakerlaw client Benamar Benatta. Mr. Benatta, who was illegally transferred by Canadian officials to the US on September 12, 2001 and held for five years in American custody, is calling on Canadian authorities for a public review of his case. He is represented by Bakerlaw, with Nicole Chrolavicius acting as lead counsel. » Read the rest

An Evening with Benamar Benatta

  • January 20, 2008
  • David Baker
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“He’s a Muslim who knows about airplanes. Do with him what you will…”
Canada’s First 9/11 Rendition To Torture: An evening with Bakerlaw client Benamar Benatta

Tuesday, January 29, 7:30 pm
Public Service Alliance of Canada Hall, 233 Gilmour Street (at Metcalfe)

Featuring Benamar Benatta, a refugee from Algeria who, without benefit of legal counsel or hearing, was illegally handed over to the U.S. » Read the rest

Demand a Public Review for Benamar Benatta

  • January 15, 2008
  • David Baker
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Vigil and Walk to Prime Minister’s office to Present Petitions Demanding a Public Review
Wednesday, January 30, 10:30 am
Meet at Eternal Flame, Parliament Hill, Ottawa

Please take a few moments before January 28 to sign the petition demanding a public review of the case of Canada’s first post 9/11 rendition to torture at. » Read the rest

Airlines told to drop extra disabled passenger charges

  • January 10, 2008
  • David Baker
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The Globe & Mail today reported on the landmark decision in the landmark one person, one fare case. Bakerlaw has been representing Joanne Neubauer, the Council for Canadians with Disabilities and the estate of Eric Norman, a complainant who has since died, on the case.

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

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