Articles about ‘Charter’

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

Court Challenges Program one step closer to Opening for Business

On November 20, 2018, Canadian Heritage announced the exert panels who will establish policy and approve funding for Charter cases involving issues within federal jurisdiction. The announcement states “details of the … funding application process will be developed in a few weeks.”

$5 million annually has been allocated for the program, of which $1.5 million will be allocated to the clarification of official language rights. » Read the rest

Bakerlaw prepares to challenge 2011 amendments to Out-of-Country OHIP legislation

  • April 12, 2017
  • BakerLaw
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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

Out-of-Country OHIP requests – Bakerlaw continues to help

  • April 12, 2017
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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. Bakerlaw was a key player in developing this area of law and we continue to see results at all stages of the proceeding. » 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
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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).

As the previous CCP was, we expect that the reinstated program will be of substantial benefit to our clients. » Read the rest

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