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End-of-Life working group

The Supreme Court of Canada gave the federal government until February to rewrite the Criminal Code on physician-assisted suicide to align with its decision in Carter. Last summer, the former Conservative government set up a consultation panel called the External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v Canada, which went on hiatus for the period of the election campaign and has now resumed hearings. Another group, the Provincial/Territorial Expert Advisory Group on Physician-Assisted Dying, is also holding consultations. The CBA has written to each group to say it strongly endorses a pan-Canadian approach, in line with the resolution passed at the August Council meeting in Calgary – a rewriting of the Criminal Code to comply with Carter, and harmonized provincial and territorial laws to give clear pathways for timely access to physician-assisted dying with procedural safeguards and oversight.

CBA Young Lawyers International Program 2015-17

If you are aware of young lawyers who may be interested in applying for an international internship, please forward them the following link: http://www.cba.org/CBA/IDP/yiip/.

CBA E-News - August 2015

Digital Privacy Act: Mandatory breach notification and other important changes to Canadian privacy law

The Digital Privacy Act, which passed into law on June 18, made a number of important amendments to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. Alex Cameron reviews the key changes and their potential impacts for organizations.

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CBA E-News – June 2015

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The CBA Privacy and Access Law Section has a listserv which you are encouraged to join.

A listserv is a discussion group that comes to you through your e-mail! Listservs, or e-mail lists, allow you to interact with many people simultaneously and are a convenient way for members to share information, pass on client referrals, and to ask or answer questions.

Section members can  join the listserv online at:  http://cbaapp.org/CBA_listservsEnrolment/Enrolment.aspx.  

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CBA Sections: Children’s Law Committee

CBA Sections recently established a Children’s Law Committee to coordinate activities, provide advice, and respond to law, policy, and legal research developments on matters affecting Canadian children. More information is available on the new Children’s Law Committee webpage.

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Interested CBA members are strongly encouraged to join the Children’s Law Committee listserv. This is an ideal way to stay informed of Committee activities and get directly involved. The listserv also provides a forum to network and exchange ideas with leading practitioners who share your interests.
Membership is free to CBA members.

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Privacy Pages (October 2014)

The Section is currently looking for articles for its next newsletter. If you would like to contribute to the next edition, please contact us at CBA Newsletters.

The most recent Privacy Pages, and past issues, can be found on the Newsletter page.



This Section deals with domestic and international law, policy and education related to privacy matters and access to information. Where there is an overlap of interests concerning privacy or access to information matters, the Section works in consultation and communication with other Sections.

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