- March 10, 2017
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The TTC has announced that it will be changing its Wheel-Trans eligibility. These changes will expand the scope of services offered to include persons with sensory, mental-health or cognitive disabilities.
- March 10, 2017
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Bill S-201-the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act was passed by Parliament this week. This Act seeks to prevent persons from being compelled to undergo genetic testing and to protect the results of genetic testing from disclosure. You can read more about the Act here (link).
- March 8, 2017
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The Law Commission of Ontario has announced today that it has released its Final Report on Legal Capacity, Decision-making and guardianship. You can view the announcement here (link).
- February 14, 2017
- Comments Off on CWDO February Newsletter is Out!
Check out the Citizens with Disabilities – Ontario’s newsletter (link) for some links to important studies on employment and disability as well as access to necessary prescription medication.
- January 19, 2017
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Professor Allan Hutchinson recently released “A Study of the Costs of Legal Services in Personal Injury Litigation in Ontario” (link). Prof. Hutchinson examines the use of contingency retainers and evaluates the benefit of such agreements. If you don’t have time to read the full report, this article summarizes the report here (link). » Read the rest
- January 6, 2017
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Bakerlaw will be hiring a summer student for 2017!
We anticipate that the work will have a significant focus on Charter cases, along with other practice areas at bakerlaw.
Applications should include a cover letter outlining fit with Bakerlaw, including litigation/advocacy skills and experience, research and policy skills, knowledge of disability, equality rights and charter issues, as well as academic proficiency; a detailed resume, names and contact information for 2 legal/academic references, law school and undergraduate grades and a legal writing sample. » Read the rest
- 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
- 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
- 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
- July 6, 2016
- Comments Off on Day 1: “Ian would die” if institutionalized
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