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Disability

Case

Description

Year

Facta

Auton et al v. British Columbia

The Auton v. British Columbia case involves a challenge to the B.C. Government's refusal to fund therapeutic health services for children with autism...

2004


Irshad v. Ontario (Ministry of Health)

This case was a constitutional challenge to Ontario legislation, which excludes most new immigrants from OHIP coverage for a period of three months or longer...

2001


Eldridge v. Attorney General

When Robin Eldridge, a deaf BC woman, went to hospital, she sought sign language interpretation from her local health insurance plan so she could understand the medical treatment being offered her. It was denied however, because BC's Medical Protection Act and the Hospital Insurance Act do not cover interpretation services for deaf people...

1997


Godwin

In British Columbia, working women are routinely denied disability benefits during pregnancy or maternity leave. LEAF took one of the first BC challenges to stop this lingering form of sex discrimination in employment...

1992

none


Colgate Palmolive

A woman who suffered psychological disability as a result of racist sexual harassment in the workplace won the rights to worker's compensation...

1991

none