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Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) and Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) celebrate ruling in Carter v. Canada

  • October 10, 2013
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Toronto, ON, October 10, 2013 — The British Columbia Court of Appeal released its decision today in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), concerning the constitutionality of the Criminal Code prohibitions against euthanasia and assisted suicide. The majority of the Court allowed the appeal by the Attorney General of Canada, finding that the trial judge was bound by stare decisis to apply the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Rodriguez v. » Read the rest

Historic Victory Makes Websites Accessible to Blind Canadians

  • September 5, 2012
  • David Baker
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FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 5, 2012

Historic Victory Makes Websites Accessible to Blind Canadians

Blind Canadians can sleep soundly tonight in the knowledge that the Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees them (1) access to electronic means of communication, and (2) that as communication technologies change the legal obligation to maintain accessibility will not. » Read the rest

David Baker speaks at Supreme Court of Canada

  • December 23, 2010
  • David Baker
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David Baker recently gave a submission at the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, et al. v. Attorney General of Canada.

The case concerns the authority of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to award costs to complainants who are successful in advancing claims of discriminatory treatment in contravention of the Canadian Human Rights Act. » Read the rest

Jodhan wins landmark case against federal government to fix inaccessible websites

  • November 29, 2010
  • David Baker
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Toronto – November 29, 2010 – Today the Federal Court of Canada released a landmark decision concerning the right of Canadians with disabilities to access government websites.

Justice Kelen has ruled that Canada’s federal government must deliver key websites in a useable format for blind and partially-sighted Canadians. Canada will now be joining with numerous other countries – such as the United States, Australia and EU member states – that have already made their federal websites accessible. » Read the rest

Law Commission of Ontario Commissions Paper from Bakerlaw on Rights to Disability-Related Supports

  • November 23, 2010
  • David Baker
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As part of the Law Commission’s project to develop a coherent framework for the Law as it Affects Persons with Disabilities, it commissioned six research papers, including a paper from Cara Wilkie, Meryl Zisman Gary and David Baker on the Right to Disability-Related Supports. The paper considers the importance of disability-related supports for achieving substantive equality and reviews the major obstacles in Canadian caselaw to successful claims for such supports. » Read the rest

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