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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- December 1, 2021
- Comments Off on Dr. Poland Lai explores the impact of COVID-19 on individuals receiving and/or providing care
Dr. Poland Lai (link), Assistant Professor at York University, article Falling through the care cracks: younger people in long-term care homes (link) explores the issue of young persons with disabilities residing in Long-term care homes. She argues that LTC homes are not always considered as the most appropriate place for young persons with disabilities to reside, but the stark reality is that this is sometimes one of very limited choices available. » Read the rest
- June 4, 2021
- Comments Off on Making hospital health care more accessible for persons with disabilities
The Provincial Health Care Standards Development Committee is seeking public feedback to on its recommendations to update standards in hospitals. The initial recommendations seek to increase accessibility of health care services delivered in hospitals to persons with disabilities.
- May 7, 2021
- Comments Off on 2021Federal Budget Expands Benefits for Canadians with Disabilities
On April 19, 2021, the Trudeau government released its 2021 budget. The budget offers a number of benefits and expansions to existing programs to help Canadians during these difficult times. Maclean’s magazine has provided a detailed summary of the budget, which you can access here (link). » Read the rest
- April 13, 2021
- Amanda Dimilta
- Comments Off on Human Rights Protections Apply—Even in a Pandemic
In the first merits decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“HRTO”) on the role of human rights during the Covid-19 pandemic, Vice Chair Jennifer Scott minced no words. “Human rights protections do not go away in a pandemic.” JL v. » Read the rest
- March 23, 2021
- Comments Off on Remembering Justin Clark and his Triumphant Victory for Disability Rights
On February 25, 2021, Justin Clark, passed away in an Ottawa hospital at the age of 58. Justin is remembered for his victory in Clark v Clark (link), an outcome which secured the protection and recognition of the independence of Canadians with disabilities. » 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