Statement from the President on the reinstatement of the Court Challenges Program

  • February 07, 2017

The Canadian Bar Association is delighted that the Court Challenges Program has been reinstated. It is a definite win for access to justice in this country. This program benefits all Canadians by funding test cases and interventions that will clarify our understanding of Charter and Official language rights. 

While there are some elements that the CBA would have preferred to see included in the government’s announcement, we consider this a very good start.  As the program matures, we look forward to working with the government to further develop some of the elements we consider important to rights and freedoms in Canada.

Learn about the Court Challenges Program

CBA 2016 submission on Court Challenges Program