Articles about ‘Disability law’

Throne Speech Unveils New Canadian Disability Benefit

  • October 9, 2020
  • BakerLaw
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While the Council of Canadians with Disabilities has praised the government’s plan for “using a disability lens when developing its national work,” others have been critical of the CDB’s ability to support Canadians with disabilities. Of particular concern for John Stapleton, an Innovation Fellow with the Metcalf Foundation is the potential for a CDB modelled after the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) to exclude a large majority of Canadians with disabilities. » 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

30 years of the ADA!

  • July 30, 2020
  • BakerLaw
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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paved the way for significant advancements in protecting human rights for persons with disabilities. This year, we celebrate 30 years of the ADA!

The “Burgdorf on Disability Rights” website dedicated to telling stories (past and present) and providing helpful insights on the topics of disability rights in the United States. » Read the rest

Unique Case, Unique Client, Unique Family

  • July 30, 2020
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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We’ve posted previously about our client Jasmin Simpson and her resolve to change the Canada Student Loan Program (CSLP) for the better (link). Jasmin’s fight to improve the CSLP for students with severe disabilities has been ongoing for more than a decade. » Read the rest

David Baker reviews “Mental Health Disabilities at Work: A Practical Guide for Employees, Employers and Unions”

  • December 11, 2019
  • David Baker
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Mental Health Disabilities at Work: A Practical Guide for Employees, Employers and Unions, by Dr. Mike Condra and Meryl Gary: 2019: Lancaster House

Lancaster House: $65.00

Mental health cases have suffered for years from the stigma of being treated differently from other disability based human rights cases. » Read the rest

The Vital Importance of Accommodations: Everyone Deserves a Chance

  • August 19, 2019
  • BakerLaw
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The following are comments written by Dr. Donna Ouchterlony, M.D., who has practiced in the field of Neurorehabilitation for over 30 years, and who acted as an expert in the case described below.

I was in practice for 50 years and for most of that time I was rehabilitating people with multiple disabilities. » Read the rest

Laurie Beachell to serve on Canada Revenue Agency’s Disability Advisory Committee

Bakerlaw congratulates Laurie Beachell on his selection for the Canada Revenue Agency’s Disability Advisory Committee (DAC). The DAC will serve as a forum for persons with disabilities to communicate their perspectives to the Canada Revenue Agency as it works to revise the way it administers the tax measures designed to support people with disabilities. » Read the rest

Liberals to scrap policy that rejects sick, disabled immigrants

  • November 27, 2017
  • BakerLaw
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“Canada is committed to ditching a policy that rejects immigrants because they’re sick or disabled and could be a drag on the health system, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says.

Calling it an “important and sensitive” issue, Hussen said the government will look at all options to revamp the 40-year-old policy, which bars entry to applicants when they could be costly to public health or social service systems. » Read the rest

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