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Short hearings are good, long ones might be necessary

  • March 21, 2019

Creating a shorter hearing process for the Immigration and Refugee Board is a good way to reduce the backlog of claims at the Refugee Protection Division, says the CBA’s Immigration Law Section, but care must be taken not to throw out procedural fairness along with the longer procedure.

Model Code needs to keep up with changing times

  • March 19, 2019

Technology is changing the way we all conduct business. What is sometimes forgotten is that the rules governing that business need to change as well in order to keep up with technology.

IRCC decision-making must be fair as well as expedient

  • March 05, 2019

When it comes to the way Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada processes applications, the medium must serve the message – and the message is that administratively fair and judicious decision-making must take priority.

Truth and Reconciliation Task Force delivers report

  • February 26, 2019

The CBA’s Truth and Reconciliation Task Force delivered its final report to the Governance and Equality Committee on Jan. 31, for discussion there, as well as at the February meeting of the Board and the Leadership Forum held in conjunction with the AGM in Ottawa.

Pension bywords: Solvency, sustainability, security

  • February 25, 2019

Three guiding principles must form the framework of any discussion of retirement security, according to the CBA’s Pensions and Benefits Law Section: Income security, sustainability and, as much as possible, the harmonization of rules between the federal government and the provinces.

Seeking FLSC help in compiling data about articles

  • February 25, 2019

Canadian law students article for a year as part of the requirements to be called to the bar. It’s a mandatory rite of passage where they spend long hours learning (ideally) the kind of hands-on business of law that isn’t taught in law school.