Articles about ‘Court Challenges Program’

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

Further Reflections on the Court Challenges Program

  • March 21, 2017
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The Ontario Bar Association has recently published an article by Kiran Kang entitled: Funding Charter Litigation: Lawyers reflect on the revival of a cancelled program.

The article contains comments from lawyers, including bakerlaw’s David Baker, who were able to bring important equality cases thanks to the funding from the former Court Challenges Program . » Read the rest

Court Challenges Program – A Call to Action

  • March 2, 2017
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Further to David Baker’s comments on the reinstatement of the Court Challenges Program (see our previous blog post here (link)), read this letter (link) to the Minister in charge of the program.

The letter calls on the Minister to confirm the mandate of the program and ensure it is as strong and committed to equality as the former program was. » Read the rest

The Importance of the Right to Palliative Care in Light of Medical Assistance in Dying

  • February 14, 2017
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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As indicated in our previous blog post, the Court Challenges Program is being reinstated. You can read David Baker’s comments on the CCP here (link). This is great news for bakerlaw!

You may have previously read about our open letter calling for a national right to palliative care in Canada (link). » 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

Discriminatory Post-Secondary Albatross Removed!

  • January 21, 2016
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Recently, bakerlaw settled a case for its client who was unable to return to school because she had previously failed a class as a result of a lack of disability supports. At the time, the student did not realize she had a disability. It was only after being removed from the program that she learned of the disability and how it was a factor in the failed grade and her ultimate removal from the institution. » Read the rest

Promising News from the Court Challenges Program

  • January 8, 2016
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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Bakerlaw is pleased to announce that it has received encouraging news regarding the reinstatement of the Court Challenges Program of Canada (CCPC).  Linda Jones, Chair of the Board of Directors of CCPC, has recently announced that the Liberal Government appears to be making progress on their election promise to renew funding to the CCPC. » Read the rest

Advocacy group seeks to join fight for federal legal-aid program

  • December 18, 2007
  • David Baker
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The Globe and Mail today reported on the announcement by a coalition of eight organizations, represented by Bakerlaw, that it will file a motion in Federal Court to intervene in the case challenging the decision of the federal government to cut its funding to the Court Challenges Program.

Click here to read the full article at the Globe and Mail. » Read the rest

Represented by Bakerlaw, coalition of equality-seeking groups joins legal action against federal government

  • December 18, 2007
  • David Baker
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Today a coalition of eight organizations representing equality-seeking communities announced that it will file a motion in Federal Court to intervene in the case challenging the decision of the federal government to cut its funding to the Court Challenges Program. Court Challenges is a decades-old program that is a crucial source of money for equality-focused legal fights in Canada. » Read the rest

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