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TheStar.com – ‘No-fly’ case ramped up

  • November 27, 2007
  • David Baker
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The Toronto Star today reported on Bakerlaw client Shahid Mahmood’s human rights complaint against Air Canada, after he was stopped from boarding a Canadian flight.

“This case certainly raises the spectre of racial profiling,” Bakerlaw lawyer Nicole Chrolavicius tells the Star. » Read the rest

The cross-border shuffle for drug-abuse treatment

  • November 9, 2007
  • David Baker
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Bakerlaw frequently represents the families of teenagers who require drug-abuse treatment in US clinics when appropriate care is not available in Canada.

Today, Bakerlaw’s Kate Sellar commented on the difficulties of families not able to access funding for appropriate care in a Toronto Star op-ed piece. » Read the rest

Benatta seeks probe in Canada’s role

  • April 18, 2007
  • David Baker
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CBC News today reported on the call for an inquiry into Canada’s role in the detention of Benamar Benatta, a refugee claimant who was illegally transferred by Canadian officials to the US on September 12, 2001 and held for five years in American custody. » Read the rest

Supreme Court of Canada decision in VIA Rail

  • March 23, 2007
  • David Baker
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CTV today reported on the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling to uphold a decision by federal regulators that will force Via Rail to make their passenger rail cars more wheelchair accessible.

Bakerlaw represented the citizen’s group behind the case, the Council of Canadians with Disabilities. » Read the rest

Health law > FAQ: The OHIP Out-of-Country Program

  • November 10, 2008
  • David Baker
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Sometimes the medical treatment you need is not available here in Ontario. Even when medical treatment is available here, wait lists and other delays can put your health or even life at serious risk.

To address these problems, OHIP provides an out-of-country program that, in certain circumstances, will pay the costs of your medical treatment outside Canada. » Read the rest

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