Articles about ‘COVID-19’

Get Involved: Making Positive Changes to Long-Term Care Homes

  • September 29, 2020
  • BakerLaw
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Throughout this pandemic, there has been a lot of coverage on Long-Term Care Homes (LTCH), with particular focus on living conditions, death rates, and general health care of the residents.

The Seniors for Social Action (Ontario) organization has launched its new website offering information to individuals who want to be involved in making a positive change for residents in LTCHs. » Read the rest

Federal COVID-19 Supports for Canadians with Disabilities are Too Little, Too Late, Advocates Say

  • September 25, 2020
  • BakerLaw
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Among those severely impacted by the pandemic, Canadians with disabilities have been the hardest-hit. CBC News has reported on recent calls by disability advocates for the federal government to better support this group, which has been struggling with new barriers created by the pandemic. » Read the rest

Highlights from the Throne

  • September 24, 2020
  • BakerLaw
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As the pandemic rages on, governments across the country prepare for an impending second wave. CBC News reports on some key highlights from this week’s throne speech, which outlines federal priorities with respect to the pandemic. Among these priorities is the development of a Canadian disability benefit, which to aims to support Canadians with disabilities during the pandemic. » Read the rest

Family court orders child of divorced parents to attend school

  • September 2, 2020
  • Amanda Dimilta
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When parents cannot agree on whether their child will attend school in-person or via remote learning, a court may decide for them.

Such was the case in a family law matter reported in Law Times on August 31, 2020, in which Justice Andrea Himel ordered the child to attend school after finding there was no “unacceptable risk” and after considering the home and work circumstances of both parents. » Read the rest

Charter challenge filed in Quebec regarding the province’s back to school plan

  • September 1, 2020
  • Amanda Dimilta
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Parents in Quebec are anxious about their province’s back to school plan, which does not require any students to wear masks in class and which only offers a remote learning option to student’s who provide supportive medical documentation. If students do not attend in person and do not provide a doctor’s note, they will not receive an education. » Read the rest

Back to School Update for Private and Independent Schools

  • August 27, 2020
  • Amanda Dimilta
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On August 25, 2020, education law expert Eric Roher of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP led a discussion regarding school re-opening plans for private and independent schools during the Covid-19 pandemic. The webinar provided a helpful summary of the recent regulations, guidelines and announcements which impact re-opening plans for schools. » Read the rest

The Law of Pandemics

  • August 26, 2020
  • BakerLaw
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Interested in the intersections of COVID-19 and the law? Check out this course (link) being taught by Nathalie Des Rosiers this fall.

Professor Des Rosiers is the Principal of Massey College and former Deal of Law at the University of Ottawa (link).

COVID-19, Wills and Dependent Children with Disabilities

  • August 26, 2020
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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Making or Updating your will in light of the pandemic?

A recent case in Alberta: Lamont Estate, 2020 ABQB 449 (link), dealt with the sale of a house where the testator’s dependent daughter lived. The daughter challenged the sale as she had lived in the house rent-free for years. » Read the rest

Accessing and Preparing for Virtual Hearings

  • August 6, 2020
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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Are you participating in an upcoming remote hearing? Wondering what to do and how to prepare? Check out these resources on Best Practices for Virtual Hearings (link). These resources may be particularly helpful for self-represented litigants.

If you have an upcoming hearing and are looking for a consultation, we might be able to help. » Read the rest

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