Articles about ‘Addiction’

Stewart v Elk Valley Coal Corp. Summary: SCC Reaffirms Test for Discrimination but Gives a Narrow Understanding of Addiction

  • June 27, 2017
  • BakerLaw
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On June 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down its decision in the case of Stewart v Elk Valley Coal Corp., 2017 SCC 30.  The majority judgment affirmed the current framework for determining whether discrimination has occurred. However, bakerlaw is concerned that the majority decision could have a chilling effect on individuals suffering from an addiction, as the Court’s ruling hinged on a very narrow understanding of addiction, which impacted its decision on whether in this case, drug dependence was a factor in the termination of employment. » Read the rest

Young, addicted and on hold

  • April 22, 2008
  • David Baker
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Thousands of youths wait for 86 addiction rehab beds funded by the province (none in Toronto) and it can take up to four months to get in for treatment

Parentcentral.ca reports on the issue of adequate medical care for teens battling addiction has received significant media coverage in recent days. » Read the rest

Parents Call for Publicly Funded Treatment Beds for Addicted Teens

  • April 17, 2008
  • David Baker
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The issue of adequate medical care for teens battling addiction has received significant media coverage in recent days. Bakerlaw frequently represents the families of teens with addictions who require out-of-country medical care (click here to learn more).

A selection of the recent coverage is included below:

Parents call for more programs for teens battling mental illness, addiction, by Lisa Priest, Globe and Mail, 2008/04/14 read article

Parents complain not enough publicly funded treatment beds for addicted teens, CBC/Canadian Press, 2008/04/14 read article

Not enough treatment beds for addicts: parents, CTV/Canadian Press, 2008/04/15 read article

More care urged for addicted teenagers, by Andrea Gordon, the Toronto Star, 2008/04/15 read article

Ontario’s empathy deficit, by Jim Coyle, Toronto Star, 2008/05/02 read article

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