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Tom Beasley To Represent Learning Disabilities Association of Canada at the SCC

February 21st, 2012

Tom Beasley, Associate Counsel with Bernard LLP, is co-counsel for the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada, which is an intervenor in the appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada of Moore v BC (Ministry of Education), 2010 BCHRT 478.

The Appeal, which is to be heard on March 22, 2012, concerns whether the School District of North Vancouver and the Ministry of Education discriminated against Jeffrey Moore, a severely dyslexic child.   The SCC decision is expected to set a template for how children with special needs are accommodated in the public school system. There are 16 intervenors and the decision is thought to be one of the most important human rights decision to be heard by the SCC in over 20 years.

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