Blog 2021

Episode 35: Disability Inclusion: Access to Administrative Justice, Post-Secondary Education and Community Activism

In this episode, Laverne Jacobs, a professor at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law and a person with physical disabilities, interviews Michael McNeely, who is the first deaf-blind lawyer to graduate from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.

Episode 34: Barriers to Access to Administrative Justice for People with Disabilities

In this episode, Professor Emeritus Philip Bryden meets with human rights advocate and accessibility consultant Michael McNeely to discuss barriers to access to administrative justice for people with disabilities.

Episode 32: Dignity Part VIII

An eight-part series on dignity. In this eighth episode, we will be exploring the impact of medical aid in dying legislation on people with cognitive conditions.

Episode 31: Dignity Part VII

An eight-part series on dignity. In this seventh episode, we will be exploring how the concept of dignity, mental illness and medical aid in dying interrelate.

Episode 30: Dignity Part VI

An eight-part series on dignity. In this sixth episode, we will be exploring the connection between the concept of dignity and mental illness.

Episode 29: Dignity Part V

An eight-part series on dignity. In this fifth episode, we will be exploring what changes were made to medical aid in dying legislation from Bill C-14 to Bill C-7.

Episode 28: Dignity Part IV

An eight-part series on dignity. In this fourth episode, we will be exploring the concept of dignity and the history of medical aid in dying (MAID) legislation and jurisprudence.

Episode 27: Institutions and A2J: From Barriers to Open Doors

In this episode, Senior Legal Counsel Athanasios Hadjis welcomes Professor Patricia M. Barkaskas, who presents some conclusions of CIAJ’s 2021 National Roundtable on Administrative Law entitled “All the Voices We Don’t Hear.”

Episode 26: Testimony of a Human Rights Advocate With Lived Experience of Disability

In this episode, Professor Philip Bryden, TransCanada Chair in Administrative and Regulatory Law at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law is interviewing lawyer, human rights advocate, and accessibility consultant Michael McNeely, on his own experience with the justice system as a deaf-blind person.

Episode 11: Dignity Part III

An eight-part series on dignity. In this third and last episode, we will be exploring how the judiciary should address the impact of systemic discrimination and oppression, as well as indignity, on an individual’s ability to access end-of-life ethics.