As of August 1, 2022, bakerlaw has joined forces with Ross & McBride LLP.
Our team is excited to become part of the formidable group of human rights, employment, and constitutional lawyers at Ross & McBride. Our current and future clients will continue to receive the personalized, high-quality representation that has become synonymous with bakerlaw, and will benefit from the collaborative, cross-functional approach to complex issues that both we and Ross & McBride value. With the added resources of larger, full-service firm, this collaboration will allow us to take on new clients for the first time since October 2021. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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- March 23, 2021
- Comments Off on ServiceOntario is Working to improve the Accessible Parking Permit (APP) Program in Ontario
ServiceOntario is working to improve the Accessible Parking Permit (APP) program in Ontario and are conducting research sessions to gather feedback. The sessions will take place from March 29th to April 1st and will be conducted online, using screen-sharing software. » Read the rest
- March 12, 2021
- Comments Off on Proposed Regulations to the Accessible Canada Act Now Available Online
On February 13, 2021, the Federal Government released a series of proposed regulations for the Accessible Canada Act (ACA) (link). The ACA establishes a framework to make Canada barrier-free by 2040 through the identification, removal and prevention of barriers. » Read the rest
Proposed Regulations to the Accessible Transportation Planning and Reporting Regulations Now Available Online
- February 25, 2021
- Comments Off on Proposed Regulations to the Accessible Transportation Planning and Reporting Regulations Now Available Online
On February 13, 2021, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) announced that its proposed Accessible Transportation Planning and Reporting regulations were published in the Canada Gazette for public view. You can view a full version of the regulations here (link). » Read the rest
- September 1, 2020
- Comments Off on HRTO Delays Compromise Access to Justice
Most of bakerlaw’s work occurs at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO). Since the Ford government came to power, the Tribunal has been struggling to address cases in a timely manner. At first, there was the consolidation of the Social Justice Tribunals into Tribunals Ontario (link). » Read the rest
- March 10, 2017
- Comments Off on Along for the Ride
The TTC has announced that it will be changing its Wheel-Trans eligibility. These changes will expand the scope of services offered to include persons with sensory, mental-health or cognitive disabilities.
ARCH argued that this very expansion should have occurred in 1999, and the failure to do so was discriminatory. » Read the rest
- February 10, 2016
- Kimberly Srivastava
- Comments Off on York-Region Transit Mobility Plus Problems
Our client, Ms. Angela Schinas, has multiple serious and intersecting disabilities. She is unable to use public transit, and so requires door-to-door transportation provided by Mobility Plus in York Region Transit (“YRT”).
Despite having multiple doctors’ notes which indicate that she requires door-to-door transportation, YRT has refused to provide her with the door-to-door service she requires for all of her trips. » Read the rest
- October 21, 2014
- Comments Off on VIA Rail Class Action and Settlement Agreement regarding Inaccessibility of VIA train Sleeper Cars
In August 2014, bakerlaw posted about VIA Rail’s announcement of new accessible cabins for two on its Canadian train between Toronto and Vancouver (link to post). Trips onboard the renovated sleeper car with an accessible double sleeping compartment are now being offered at a compensatory discount to members of a recent class action settlement in Cummings vs. » Read the rest
- August 27, 2014
- Comments Off on Recent Improvements in Accessibility of VIA Rail Services
Last week, VIA Rail announced the new accessible cabin for two on its Canadian train between Toronto and Vancouver (link to article). VIA Rail announced that the cabin was designed following extensive research of accessibility requirements within the transportation industry. » Read the rest