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Bakerlaw clients win right to fly past 60

  • November 9, 2010
  • David Baker
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The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ordered that Air Canada must reinstate Bakerlaw clients George Vilven and Neil Kelly, pilots who have been fighting to return to work and fly beyond Air Canada’s retirement age of 60.

Click here to read coverage in the Toronto Star.

Click here to read the Globe and Mail’s story on the case. » Read the rest

Bakerlaw litigating wrongful imprisonment under security certificates regime

  • November 7, 2010
  • David Baker
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The Canadian Press recently covered the story of Hassan Almrei, who is bring an action against Federal agencies for his imprisonment for 8 years under a security certificate. Bakerlaw lawyer Nicole Chrolavicius is acting as co-counsel to Mr. Almrei on the case.

Click here to view the full article on Maclean’s magazine’s website. » Read the rest

Donna Jodhan web accessbility hearings

  • September 22, 2010
  • David Baker
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Donna Jodhan’s web accessibility Charter Challenge against the Federal Government was covered by a number of major media outlets. Bakerlaw’s David Baker and Meryl Gary were in Federal Court from September 21st-23rd arguing Ms. Jodhan’s case. The court is now resting, and has said that it deliver its verdict in approximate six months’ time. » Read the rest

Blind MBA to have her day in court over inaccessible government websites

  • September 14, 2010
  • David Baker
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From September 21st to the 23rd, Bakerlaw will be representing Donna Jodhan before the Federal Court of Canada in Toronto. Ms. Jodhan, a legally blind Canadian, is challenging the federal government over websites that are inaccessible to blind and partially sighted web surfers. Bakerlaw is asking the courts to require the government to make job application forms and other major services accessible for these users. » Read the rest

Bakerlaw completes second Barrier Free Manitoba report

  • August 23, 2010
  • David Baker
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Bakerlaw has completed a second paper for Barrier Free Manitoba on the best approach to standards-based accessibility legislation. This paper addresses the benefits of a centralized approach (where all standards are developed by one body) and a dispersed approach (where multiple government bodies are involved in preparing and enforcing standards).

Click here to view the full report: Word | PDF. » Read the rest

Nicole Chrolavicius to speak at documentary film festival

  • July 16, 2010
  • David Baker
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Nicole Chrolavicius will be speaking at the documentary film festival M.U.C.K. (Movies of Uncommon Knowledge) following a screening of the film “Secrecy” on July 18, 2010. The topic of her discussion will be government secrecy and litigation in the context of national security cases in Canada.

Click here to visit the festival’s website and learn more. » Read the rest

Cara Wilkie to speak at Annual Conference of the National Educational Association of Disabled Students

  • July 5, 2010
  • David Baker
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Bakerlaw associate Cara Wilkie is scheduled to speak at the 2010 Conference of the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS). The subject of her talk is Human Rights of People with Disabilities: Practical Strategies.

The conference runs from November 12-14 at the at the Delta Winnipeg Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Ms. » Read the rest

Government releases report of Beer’s Independent Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

  • June 14, 2010
  • David Baker
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The Ontario government has released the report of Charles Beer’s Independent Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Click here to read the full report on the government website.

Passed in 2005, the Act is designed to make Ontario accessible to people with disabilities by developing, implementing and enforcing standards with respect to goods, services, facilities, accommodation, employment, buildings, structures and premises. » Read the rest

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