- December 17, 2020
- Laura Lepine
- Comments Off on Jasmin Simpson Wins: Court Holds Student Loans Programs Violated Her Charter rights
It took nearly two decades for Jasmin Simpson to get her day in court. It took only two months from the end of submissions for the Court to rule in her favour.
On October 26, 2020, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice held that Ms. » Read the rest
- December 7, 2018
- Anoop Kalsi
- Comments Off on ODSP definition change will pose difficulties for persons with mental health disabilities
Ontario’s recent change to the definition of disability will result in difficulties for those who suffer from mental health disabilities to qualify for assistance under the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).
The government’s change includes aligning the definition of disability with the federal government’s definition under the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). » Read the rest
- April 12, 2017
- Comments Off on Bakerlaw prepares to challenge 2011 amendments to Out-of-Country OHIP legislation
As indicated in our blog post here (link), Ontario’s Health Insurance Act and specifically the regulations that govern Out-of-Country claims for OHIP funding were significantly restricted by legislative amendments in 2011.
Bakerlaw has been retained to challenge one of these amendments, which currently requires that all patients seeking funding for the administration of a drug, including the provision of that drug, payment must be recommended by the Executive Officer of the Ontario Drug Benefit Act. » Read the rest
- April 12, 2017
- Comments Off on Out-of-Country OHIP requests – Bakerlaw continues to help
Bakerlaw continues to help clients obtain prior approval for OHIP funding for out-of-country medical expenses. Unfortunately the Ministry of Health rarely grants Ontarians’ legitimate requests for out-of-country funding for medically necessary treatment which is unavailable in Ontario on a timely basis. » Read the rest
David Baker on the Court Challenges Program and what it means for Bakerlaw and for Equality Seekers Across Canada
- February 14, 2017
- David Baker
- Comments Off on David Baker on the Court Challenges Program and what it means for Bakerlaw and for Equality Seekers Across Canada
Bakerlaw currently has 4 Charter cases on the go with 8 more ready to go pending the reinstatement of the Court Challenges Program (CCP). Each case will be described on this website when it is known to be proceeding and with consent from the client(s). » Read the rest