The Impact of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on Canadian Jurisprudence: The Case of Leobrera v. Canada

Ravi Malhotra

Abstract


This article traces the historical and continuing exclusion of people with disabilities found in Canada’s immigration law and policy. It highlights how an immigration policy focused on economic growth and avoiding health care costs can have devastating effects on individuals and the families of children with disabilities. Using the case of Leobrera v. Canada as a case study, the author looks to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as an international instrument which could help change Canada’s exclusionary policies.

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