Case Comment: Hejka v The Regional Municipality of Durham, 2022 ONSC 2233 by Kiel Baker, Florence Kwok & Laverne Jacobs*

Introduction On April 12, 2022 the Division Court of Ontario rendered the decision in Hejka v The Regional Municipality of Durham,2022 ONSC 2233 (CanLII). Bogdan Hejka was a frequent user of Durham Regional Transit services (“Durham”). Mr. Hejka took the specialized transportation service to access his employment, local gym, and community centre, using these services... Continue Reading →

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BIPOC & Disability Lived Experiences Event

On Monday, March 8, 2021, the Law, Disability and Social Change Project hosted a discussion with expert panelists, exploring the lived experiences of racialized people with disabilities in Canada. Below you will find an audio file of the recorded event and the event transcript. To read more information about the panelists, click on their photo. Panelists included:... Continue Reading →

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Medical Assistance in Dying Timeline

The following timeline is a simplified resource to outline the history of end-of-life ethics in Canada. The timeline spans from the Rodriguez v British Columbia decision to the most recent amendments to Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) legislation. The timeline represents Parliament and the judiciary's stance on MAiD since its introduction to Canada’s legal system in... Continue Reading →

Valeria Kuri

Valeria Kuri is an immigrant settler from Mexico who came to Canada as a child with her mother and brother. She is a proud first-generation student and the first person in her family to go through the post-secondary education system in Canada. She is currently (and finally) finishing up her four-year combined Masters of Social... Continue Reading →

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