Articles about ‘disability’

McCreath v. Victoria Taxi (1987) Ltd., 2017 BCCA 342 – Blind British Columbia man loses discrimination case against taxi company

  • October 16, 2017
  • BakerLaw
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In a unanimous ruling on October 6, 2017, a panel of the British Columbia Court of Appeal held that Graeme McCreath, a blind man, was not discriminated against when he and his guide dog, Adrienne, were refused a taxi ride in 2014. » Read the rest

Update: Fighting to Support Children with Autism in Ontario Schools

  • August 21, 2017
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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Since 2016, Bakerlaw has been fighting to have Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) provided in Ontario schools on behalf of our young client, Jack.

Jack is a five year old boy with Autism. Like many other students with Autism, Jack needs ABA teaching methods in order to meaningfully access his education. » Read the rest

Technological Accessibility: The Future Begins with Federal Government Websites

  • August 16, 2017
  • BakerLaw
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In June 2017, the University of Pennsylvania Press published Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology, edited by Jonathan Lazar and Michael Ashley Stein. The work is a collection of essays discussing barriers and accommodations for persons with disabilities in an increasingly technologically-driven world. » Read the rest

Reflections on Justice John Matheson’s Landmark Decision in Clark v Clark

  • August 16, 2017
  • BakerLaw
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In 1982, Justin Clark made history when he successfully defeated his parents’ application to have him declared legally incapable of making his own decisions. Justin had lived in the Rideau Regional Centre in Lanark County for 18 of his 20 years of life, and suffered multiple disabilities as a result of cerebral palsy. » Read the rest

Remembering the History of Euthanasia in Canada

  • August 9, 2017
  • BakerLaw
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A former client recently published a piece on euthanasia in the magazine Policy Options. The article traces the history of devaluing the lives of persons with disabilities and details events in Canadian history involving euthanasia of infants with disabilities. With the legalization of medical assistance in dying, it is important to remain aware of how the lives of persons with disabilities continue to be seen as less valuable, which increases vulnerability to involuntary assistance in dying. » Read the rest

French Prime Minister visits Community Home for the Disabled within Days of New Government Formation

  • May 24, 2017
  • BakerLaw
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The website handicap.fr recently published an article entitled: The Prime Minister visits persons with disabilities.

Just days after the new French government was announced, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and Minister of State for Disabled People Sophie Cluzel paid a visit to a community home for the disabled, at the invitation of the Simon de Cyrène foundation. » Read the rest

Federal Benefits Workers not to Play Detective

  • May 24, 2017
  • BakerLaw
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The Toronto Star has recently published an article by Jordan Press entitled: Federal benefits workers told to stay off social media when vetting applications.

The article explains how workers who determine eligibility for employment, disability, or seniors’ benefits are not permitted to use publicly available information, including social media posts, online obituaries, and municipal property information, when deciding whether someone qualifies for benefits. » Read the rest

Some of Our Clients are Working Through a Medical Maze

  • September 1, 2016
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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This recent Accessible Media Inc. video (link) features one of bakerlaw’s clients who was discriminated against by her doctor. We helped our client file a complaint to the Health Services Appeal and Review Board regarding her experience.

Follow this link (link to video) to learn more about Margaret’s experience and others who have disabilities and have had difficulties navigating the medical system as a result.

Transportation of Persons with Disabilities in Canada: Triumphs and Tribulations

  • December 29, 2015
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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Bakerlaw has worked extensively in the area of advancing the rights of persons with disabilities in the transportation context.

Bakerlaw represented the Council of Canadians with Disabilities in the Via Rail case in 2007 click here to read the case (link). » Read the rest

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