Articles about ‘COVID-19’

Ford government in court on Friday over vaccine equity legal challenge

Amidst mounting evidence and personal horror stories that the Ford government is failing to provide fair access to COVID-19 vaccines, the Province is spending precious resources by forcing a court hearing for this Friday, April 16th. The hearing will challenge the provincial government vaccine strategy that fails to provide clear direction and sufficient resources to Public Health Units to take an equity approach – which would include necessary accommodations – to vaccine distribution, as well as to ensure effective data collection. » Read the rest

Ford government faces legal challenge over failure to provide vaccine equity

  • March 16, 2021
  • BakerLaw
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 Ford government faces legal challenge over failure to provide vaccine equity

Community advocates warn some members of vulnerable populations will be at greater risk of death from COVID-19 without urgent change of course


Toronto, March 16, 2021 – Concern that Ontarians most at risk of attracting the COVID-19 virus will not receive fair access to the vaccine is prompting a legal challenge to the Doug Ford government. » Read the rest

The Ontario Government’s 2021 Triage Policy

  • March 11, 2021
  • Khalid Mahdi
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With the second-wave of the COVID-19 pandemic placing an increased strain on hospitals across Canada, the provincial government earlier this year released a highly controversial triage policy aimed at helping the healthcare system adapt (link). The triage policy works by assessing and placing patients in a colour-coded framework based on their risk of short-term mortality, which is defined as “survival beyond 12 months after the onset of critical illness.” » Read the rest

Keeping Seniors at Home Amid COVID-19

  • March 2, 2021
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CBC News highlights the role of Ontario’s rapidly growing Supports at Home Program (link), which was announced by the Ford government in December 2020. The program allows Seniors with significant needs, who would otherwise be sent to a nursing home, to receive the support that they need at home. » Read the rest

(In)Accessibility in the Legal Profession

  • November 3, 2020
  • Khalid Mahdi
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Among key factors that shape the ability of Canadians to access justice, the physical accessibility of courthouses is too crucial an issue to be overlooked. For lawyers with disabilities, the inaccessibility of provincial courthouses is not simply an issue of physical access, but also the ability to participate as members of the legal profession. » Read the rest

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

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