ENGAGE. QUESTION. VOTE.
CBA Election Engagement Kit
As Canadians head to the polls, we want to put equal access to justice on candidates’ radar and publicly call for enhanced federal leadership in this area. In Canada, every person should have fair benefit of the law when a fundamental legal interest is threatened.
The Election Engagement Kit contains questions, facts and key messages as well as an Election 101 primer on how members can engage and voice their concerns. Armed with this information and facts, we encourage you to:
- Ask questions when candidates come knocking on your door.
- Attend and raise these issues at all candidates’ meetings.
- Contribute to the online debate and tweet about it by using the hashtag #whataboutalex.
And, don’t forget to vote!
Re-imagining legal aid (Consultation deadline extended)
CBA’s Access to Justice Committee and the Association of Legal Aid Plans of Canada are conducting a consultation on national legal aid benchmarks in Canada.
We are asking the justice community to take a step back and consider what they want Canada’s legal aid system to look like. Who should legal aid serve? What services should it cover? How should it deliver services? These are all questions we seek input on. In other sectors, benchmarking has proven an effective process to encourage discussion and collaboration about core expectations, articulate a common view and motivate people and organizations to reach them.