- April 14, 2021
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Amidst mounting evidence and personal horror stories that the Ford government is failing to provide fair access to COVID-19 vaccines, the Province is spending precious resources by forcing a court hearing for this Friday, April 16th. The hearing will challenge the provincial government vaccine strategy that fails to provide clear direction and sufficient resources to Public Health Units to take an equity approach – which would include necessary accommodations – to vaccine distribution, as well as to ensure effective data collection. » Read the rest
- March 16, 2021
- Comments Off on Ford government faces legal challenge over failure to provide vaccine equity
Ford government faces legal challenge over failure to provide vaccine equity
Community advocates warn some members of vulnerable populations will be at greater risk of death from COVID-19 without urgent change of course
Toronto, March 16, 2021 – Concern that Ontarians most at risk of attracting the COVID-19 virus will not receive fair access to the vaccine is prompting a legal challenge to the Doug Ford government. » Read the rest
- February 23, 2021
- Comments Off on CWDO Urges Canada to Send Bill C-7 to the Court
Bakerlaw has been retained by Citizens with Disabilities – Ontario (link) to advise on its efforts to have Bill C-7 [MAiD 2] referred to the Supreme Court or a provincial court of appeal. In the event of a reference, bakerlaw has been retained by the CWDO to represent it as an intervener. » Read the rest
- February 1, 2021
- Kimberly Srivastava
- Comments Off on Can Artificial Intelligence Discriminate?
Can Artificial Intelligence Discriminate? In short, the answer is yes.
Dr. Jutta Treviranus, Director and Founder of the Inclusive Design Research Centre and the Inclusive Design Institute outlines what’s at stake. In this slide show (link), she identifies three areas of discrimination. » Read the rest
- November 16, 2020
- Laura Lepine
- Comments Off on Does inaction on climate change violate Canadians’ human rights?
Does inaction on climate change violate Canadians’ human rights? If the Netherlands are any example to follow, the answer may be yes.
In The Netherlands vs Urgenda, the Dutch Supreme Court found that an inadequate response to climate change can violate human rights. » Read the rest
- October 14, 2020
- Laura Lepine
- Comments Off on Bus Driver with One Eye Wins Drivers’ License Case
On July 15, 2020, an Oakville bus driver won her battle against the Ontario Ministry of Transportation regulation that stripped her of her drivers’ license after she lost her right eye to cancer.
Liliana Di Cienzo was a bus driver in Oakville for several years, operating a public bus under her Class C commercial drivers’ license. » Read the rest
- September 9, 2020
- Comments Off on ODSP Recipients Consider MAiD
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone. City News Toronto has written about the impact the pandemic has had on those who receive Ontario Disability Support Payments (ODSP). The article highlights how some ODSP recipients have, or are are considering applying for medical assistance in dying (MAiD). » Read the rest
- September 8, 2020
- Comments Off on Anti-Carbon Tax Stickers Unconstitutional
On Friday, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association won its case which challenged Ontario’s anti-carbon tax stickers.
In 2019, the Ontario Government mandated that all gas stations had to display a sticker on gas pumps. The sticker’s message clearly opposed the Federal carbon tax and was therefore a partisan political message. » Read the rest
- August 24, 2020
- Comments Off on Every Citizen: Perspectives on Lowering the Voting Age
The Centre for Justice and Youth is hosting a FREE webinar this Friday! Learn about different perspectives regarding lowering the voting age. Register here (link).
- July 30, 2020
- Kimberly Srivastava
- Comments Off on Unique Case, Unique Client, Unique Family
We’ve posted previously about our client Jasmin Simpson and her resolve to change the Canada Student Loan Program (CSLP) for the better (link). Jasmin’s fight to improve the CSLP for students with severe disabilities has been ongoing for more than a decade. » Read the rest