2019 Federal Election

Canadian Bar Association members have said that access to justice is a priority. The CBA is putting access to justice on the candidates’ radar in the 2019 federal election. The CBA has launched a national engagement campaign on key equal justice issues to be considered by Canadians as they head to the polls in October.

In any three-year period, almost half of Canadians over 18 will come up against a legal issue. It could be something like a child custody problem, or wrongful firing, or unjust eviction. Inadequate funding of justice services means too many people don’t have the legal help they need when these issues arise. This results in self-representation, overcrowded court rooms, or people reverting to the internet for legal advice.

Governments need to invest more and be more creative to fix this situation.

Stable, sustainable legal aid funding is an access to justice issue. The Canadian Bar Association wants to know where the parties stand, and what they’re prepared to do about it.

Have your say!

CBA President Ray Adlington and all CBA Branch Presidents have written to Party Leaders, asking for their commitment to access to justice. You can add your voice …

The CBA is making it easy for you to have your say!

Sign in with your CBA membership number and checkout what’s in the CBA Election Engagement Tool Kit. ​You’ll find