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Redrawing the line between public safety and civil rights

  • February 24, 2016

Veteran Liberal MP Ralph Goodale took on a hefty portfolio when he accepted the job of Public Safety Minister. In his mandate letter to Goodale, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outlined a number of top priorities for the department, a number of are areas of mutual concern for the CBA, including revising the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act, passed last year.

Begin again: Back to basics on transgender rights

  • January 27, 2016

The CBA welcomes the Liberals’ plan to tackle transgender rights. It has long been a concern for the CBA’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Community Forum, which has sponsored resolutions and made submissions on issues such as homophobic and transphobic bullying, gender recognition on ID for trans people and restrictions on trans travellers.

MMIW inquiry gets the go-ahead

  • January 27, 2016

Days after a throne speech heralding a more transparent and responsive government, the Liberals made good on their election promise to hold an inquiry into the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women.

Hopping off the omnibus

  • January 27, 2016

The first throne speech from Canada’s new Liberal government was short and to the point, and didn’t contain much in the way of surprises for anyone who followed the 11-week election campaign.

Making – and unmaking – retroactive law

  • January 27, 2016

In January, the Chair of the National Privacy and Access Law Section wrote to the deputy minister of Justice, the deputy secretary to the cabinet and the secretary of the Treasury Board urging the government “to introduce legislation to repeal the retroactive provisions introduced by Bill C-59, the Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1.