Registration is now open for the 2014 National Aboriginal Law Conference
From June 19-20, journey to the Canadian Arctic for the summer solstice and the 2014 CBA National Aboriginal Law Conference in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn, discover and receive 13 CPD credits.
Register and visit our website for flight discounts and more!
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CBA to appear before Senate Committee on Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act
The CBA says that Bill C-14, Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act, does not strike the right balance between public safety and individual liberty when determining how best to handle accused persons who have been found not criminally responsible by reason of a mental disorder.
Ian Carter of Ottawa (pictured), of the CBA’s National Criminal Justice Section, presented the CBA position to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on March 5. Based on unjust criticism of independent review boards by Ministers in recent media reports, the Manitoba Bar Association has replied in a letter to the editor published in the Winnipeg Free Press on March 4, 2014.
Heather Innes new chair of CCCA
On February 28, Heather Innes of Toronto took over as Chair of the CCCA from Grant Borbridge, of Calgary. Ms. Innes is global process leader, International Trade Law, at General Motors, where she leads a trade law team of 14 lawyers in 14 countries. She also serves as corporate counsel and chief privacy officer for General Motors of Canada.
End-of-life panel discussion
On February 23, National magazine hosted a live webcast of the CBA's End-of-life panel discussion. Led by moderator Pierre Moreau, panelists discussed the slippery slope, doctors' need for clarity in the law and the role the CBA can take in shaping the discussion going forward.
If you missed it live, tune in to hear what they had to say and add your voice to the discussion.