2016 was a banner year for the number of CBA’s submissions to the federal government. Surpassing the previous record of 82 in a calendar year, the 2016 tally showed 97 submissions by year end.
Highlights include submissions on medical assistance in dying, immigration (temporary foreign workers and family reunification among others), court delays, criminal law and judicial appointments.
Legislation and Law Reform Committee Chair Ken Mandzuik and Vice-Chair Jean Nelson agree that last year’s success is due to the contributions of many, including volunteers and staff. “We are the trusted voice of the legal profession for a reason; the quality of our work-product is part of that reason,” says Ken Mandzuik.
Already in the queue for 2017 are national security issues, Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL), PIPEDA, Criminal code amendments and more on court delays.