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 email@example.com
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- March 28, 2022
- Comments Off on Manitoba based Charter challenge aims to bring change to disability payment claw-backs
On March 21, 2022, The Winnipeg Free Press published an article outlining the Charter challenge that Mr. Paul Hutlet has launched with the assistance of bakerlaw. The article, “Disability payment program structures face constitutional challenge” can be found here (link). » Read the rest
- March 15, 2022
- Comments Off on Canadian youth challenge the current Federal voting age under sections 3 & 15 of the Charter
In December 2021, a group of 13 Canadian youth filed a court challenge in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to lower the federal voting age. The Applicants represent youth across the country and range from 12 to 18 years of age. » Read the rest
- December 7, 2021
- Daniel Mulroy
- Comments Off on Charter challenge claims CERB and CRB discriminated against people with disabilities
On November 26, 2021, the Toronto Star published the article “CERB and CRB discriminated against Canadians with disabilities, new Charter challenge claims” (link). This article outlines the Charter challenge Ms. Valerie Jacob has launched, with the assistance of bakerlaw, claiming that the Canada Emergency Relief Benefit (“CERB”) and the Canada Recovery Benefit (“CRB”) discriminated against her, as a worker with disabilities. » Read the rest
- October 27, 2021
- Comments Off on Ontario proposes a bill that would benefit foreign-trained professionals
The Ontario government announced its intention to propose legislation that, if passed, would make it easier for foreign-trained professionals and tradespeople to work in their respective fields by removing some barriers that internationally-trained immigrants face. For example, such changes would include the removal of the requirement for Canadian work experience, in certain regulated professions and trades. » Read the rest
- May 5, 2021
- Comments Off on BakerLaw Statement on Vaccine Equity Court Decision
On behalf of our client, David Daneshvar, Bakerlaw is demanding the Doug Ford government immediately institute a vaccine equity strategy following today’s Ontario Divisional Court ruling. While today’s Court ruling stopped short of finding the government was infringing on its Charter obligations due to concerns about jurisdiction, it notes the case is being dismissed “not because the underlying issues are without any merit.” » Read the rest
- April 14, 2021
- Comments Off on 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
- March 16, 2021
- Comments Off on Ford government faces legal challenge over failure to provide vaccine equity
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
- February 23, 2021
- Comments Off on CWDO Urges Canada to Send Bill C-7 to the Court
Bakerlaw has been retained by Citizens with Disabilities – Ontario (link) to advise on its efforts to have Bill C-7 [MAiD 2] referred to the Supreme Court or a provincial court of appeal. In the event of a reference, bakerlaw has been retained by the CWDO to represent it as an intervener. » Read the rest
- February 1, 2021
- Kimberly Srivastava
- Comments Off on Can Artificial Intelligence Discriminate?
Can Artificial Intelligence Discriminate? In short, the answer is yes.
Dr. Jutta Treviranus, Director and Founder of the Inclusive Design Research Centre and the Inclusive Design Institute outlines what’s at stake. In this slide show (link), she identifies three areas of discrimination. » Read the rest
- November 16, 2020
- Laura Lepine
- Comments Off on Does inaction on climate change violate Canadians’ human rights?
Does inaction on climate change violate Canadians’ human rights? If the Netherlands are any example to follow, the answer may be yes.
In The Netherlands vs Urgenda, the Dutch Supreme Court found that an inadequate response to climate change can violate human rights. » Read the rest