2021

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CBA President reveals Canadian secret

Having had several opportunities to visit Whitehorse over the years, all CBA related trips, I have come to appreciate why so many from outside choose to move there. It is one of Canada's best kept secrets!

#CBALC – ICYMI

The world of social media is fast-paced and tends to slip by while you’re busy doing other things. So just in case you missed the CBA Legal Conference in Calgary, or were too busy enjoying it to catch our coverage of the event, we’ve collected some links to articles and photos to help you live – or relive – the event. It’ll be almost like being there.

CBA calls Victims Bill of Rights Act an important step for victims

While the CBA calls the Victims Bill of Rights Act (Bill C-32) an important step for victims of crime, it is recommending changes to improve the Bill’s ability to withstand possible constitutional scrutiny, protect prosecutorial independence and ensure that the criminal justice system is in fact able to deliver on any rights promised to victims of crime.

Mid-Winter wrap-up

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould brought a message of change and reconciliation in her first address to CBA Council, at the Mid-Winter meeting in Ottawa in February.

COVID-19 Legal and Justice System Updates

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada front offices are closed, meaning that hand-delivered correspondence is no longer accepted. COVID-related measures are in place to grant temporary extensions  Read more.

The Canadian Bar Association launches toolkit to address child rights

The Canadian Bar Association introduced a free, comprehensive new tool to address an inherent knowledge gap on children’s rights in Canada. The CBA Child Rights Toolkit is designed to help lawyers, judges and other professionals advocate, adjudicate and make better decisions for children.