- November 6, 2013
- Comments Off on Family Responsibilities are Human Rights
Toronto, ON, November 6, 2013 – Bakerlaw strongly believes it is discriminatory to refuse to accommodate persons with bona fide responsibilities for the care of family members. We are pleased to be at the forefront of championing the rights of caregivers, a group who has suffered in silence for too long. » Read the rest
- October 21, 2013
- Comments Off on Ministry Breaches Charter and Puts Lives at Risk
Toronto, ON, October 21, 2013 – Where medically necessary health services are not performed in Ontario, or treatment wait lists pose a risk of death or irreversible tissue damage, Ontario residents have a right to go outside the country (“Out of Country”) for treatment at public expense. This program is essential to fulfill the medicare’s “sacred trust”: to publicly fund all medically necessary services. » Read the rest
- September 5, 2012
- Comments Off on Historic Victory Makes Websites Accessible to Blind Canadians
FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
Historic Victory Makes Websites Accessible to Blind Canadians
Blind Canadians can sleep soundly tonight in the knowledge that the Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees them (1) access to electronic means of communication, and (2) that as communication technologies change the legal obligation to maintain accessibility will not. » Read the rest
- December 23, 2010
- Comments Off on David Baker speaks at Supreme Court of Canada
David Baker recently gave a submission at the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, et al. v. Attorney General of Canada.
The case concerns the authority of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to award costs to complainants who are successful in advancing claims of discriminatory treatment in contravention of the Canadian Human Rights Act. » Read the rest
- November 29, 2010
- Comments Off on Jodhan wins landmark case against federal government to fix inaccessible websites
Toronto – November 29, 2010 – Today the Federal Court of Canada released a landmark decision concerning the right of Canadians with disabilities to access government websites.
Justice Kelen has ruled that Canada’s federal government must deliver key websites in a useable format for blind and partially-sighted Canadians. Canada will now be joining with numerous other countries – such as the United States, Australia and EU member states – that have already made their federal websites accessible. » Read the rest
- November 9, 2010
- Comments Off on Bakerlaw clients win right to fly past 60
The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ordered that Air Canada must reinstate Bakerlaw clients George Vilven and Neil Kelly, pilots who have been fighting to return to work and fly beyond Air Canada’s retirement age of 60.
Click here to read coverage in the Toronto Star.
- November 7, 2010
- Comments Off on Bakerlaw litigating wrongful imprisonment under security certificates regime
The Canadian Press recently covered the story of Hassan Almrei, who is bring an action against Federal agencies for his imprisonment for 8 years under a security certificate. Bakerlaw lawyer Nicole Chrolavicius is acting as co-counsel to Mr. Almrei on the case.
- September 28, 2010
- Comments Off on Editorial: Government should heed call for better web accessibility
The Law Times has published an editorial in support of Bakerlaw client Donna Jodhan’s Charter of Rights challenge against the Federal Government over websites that are inaccessible to blind and partially sighted web users.
“The government should drop its reluctance and heed Jodhan’s call for improved accessibility,” writes Glenn Kauth, the author of the editoral. » Read the rest
- September 14, 2010
- Comments Off on Blind MBA to have her day in court over inaccessible government websites
From September 21st to the 23rd, Bakerlaw will be representing Donna Jodhan before the Federal Court of Canada in Toronto. Ms. Jodhan, a legally blind Canadian, is challenging the federal government over websites that are inaccessible to blind and partially sighted web surfers. Bakerlaw is asking the courts to require the government to make job application forms and other major services accessible for these users. » Read the rest
- May 8, 2010
- Comments Off on Bakerlaw to Challenge Inaccessibility of Government Websites in Federal Court
Bakerlaw will soon be headed to federal court with client Donna Jodhan. Jodhan, who is among approximately 10 per cent of the population with vision disabilities, is asking the government to provide vision impaired Canadians with equal access to government information and services online. Bakerlaw hopes to compel the government to update its web accessibility standards and ensure its websites are accessible to all Canadians. » Read the rest