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Make legal aid matter in federal election campaign

  • September 11, 2019

OTTAWA – With today’s official start of the October federal election campaign, politicians of all stripes are on the campaign trail touting the message that a vote for their parties will improve the lives of Canadians. The Canadian Bar Association believes that this is an excellent opportunity for the parties to show how they would take leadership on the issue of legal aid.

Vivene Salmon Is The Canadian Bar Association First Black President

  • September 09, 2019

Vivene Salmon has made legal history as the first Black person, racialized lawyer and female in-house counsel to head the Canadian Bar Association (CBA). The 123-year-old Association who made the announcement via a press release on its website said Salmon began her year-long tenure on Sept. 1, 2019.

Vivene Salmon is the new CBA President

  • September 03, 2019

OTTAWA – Vivene Salmon of Toronto began her year-long tenure as CBA President on Sept. 1, 2019. Salmon is the 123-year-old Association’s first president of colour, and only the second president from the in-house counsel community. She takes over from Raymond Adlington of Halifax. Brad Regehr of Manitoba takes over as Vice-President.