Division of labour: Suggested improvements to TFW program

  • June 27, 2016

Employers bringing in people under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program tend to be looking for one of two things: low-skilled manual labourers and high-skilled professionals. There is a world of difference between those two groups in terms of their power relative to their employers. The Immigration Law Section suggests that the program be modified to reflect that difference.

Staying flexible: Data breach reporting obligations must balance privacy and commerce

  • June 27, 2016

A data breach has important implications both for the company that experiences it and for that company’s clients. Reporting breaches is a no-brainer – but the when, why, how and where of that report requires a little more nuance in order to maintain the fine balance between privacy and commerce, the Privacy and Access Law Section said in a recent submission.

Dear Ministers – Re: The TRC’s calls to action

  • May 25, 2016

The CBA has followed up its response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action with a letter to the ministers of Justice, Indigenous and Northern Affairs, and Public Safety, to underline the association’s support for the government’s stated intention to implement the recommendations.

Appointments? We have a problem

  • May 19, 2016

The CBA is eagerly anticipating an engagement with the current government on Governor in Council appointments – in fact, as CBA President Janet Fuhrer said in a recent letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, it’s been ready to go for 26 years.