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Project Value

  • July 26, 2016
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Project value focuses on countering the negative myths and stereotypes about living with a disability. The Project highlights the positive outcomes of supported living.

Project Value seeks to show the “other side of the disability story”. To see this “other side” simply visit: https://www.facebook.com/projectmyvalue each day for the next couple of weeks, to view, like and share the videos. » Read the rest

Fighting for the Right to Live in the Community

  • July 11, 2016
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Bakerlaw’s David Baker and Emily Shepard finished up the first week of hearing in Kingston. The case centres on the idea that persons with disabilities should have the right to live and receive care in the community if they chose to, rather than be forced to live in an institution. You can read more about the case and our client here (link). » Read the rest

“Community Care at Heart of Human Rights Case”

  • July 6, 2016
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“Community Care at Heart of Human Rights Case” was the headline on Whig Standard’s story written by Ronald Zajac yesterday. His article (link) describes bakerlaw’s current case against the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. To learn more about the case, you can read our earlier blog post here (link), here (link), or here (link). » Read the rest

Day 1: “Ian would die” if institutionalized

  • July 6, 2016
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Bakerlaw’s David Baker and Emily Shepard delivered opening statements and began the testimony of our client’s mother yesterday in Kingston. They are arguing that the unnecessary institutionalization of a person with disabilities is discriminatory. To learn more about the case check out our earlier blog posts here (link) and  here (link). » Read the rest

Finding the Right Balance

  • June 23, 2016
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The Globe and Mail recently published an article that highlighted the delicate balance between inclusion and accommodation of students with disabilities with ensuring the safety and well-being of all students in the classroom. The article tells the story of a lawsuit against the Toronto District School Board by parents whose children were assaulted by a special needs student. » Read the rest

Autism & Education

  • June 23, 2016
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The Waterloo School Board has announced it is beginning discussions with the Province on ways to support students with autism in the school setting. This move was sparked by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services’ announcement to cut the IBI (Intensive Behavioural Intervention) waitlists and remove children over the age of 5 whether they have received IBI or not. » Read the rest

Restaurant Tipping-Emily Shepard Weighs In

  • April 18, 2016
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Bakerlaw’s Emily Shepard was recently cited in an article that covers restaurant tipping and changes being made to how owners in the Toronto restaurant industry are compensating their employees. Emily comments on the importance of Bill 12: Protecting Employees’ Tips Act and the legal protection the Act will offer.

You can read the full article here (link). » Read the rest

Physician Assisted Death Bill Released

  • April 14, 2016
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Today the Federal Government unveiled the bill regarding physician assisted death titled: An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying).

This bill is in response to the Carter v Canada decision which held that Canadians have a right physician assistance in dying. » Read the rest

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