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CBA on Bill C-45 – Cannabis Act

  • October 04, 2017

In September the CBA Criminal Justice Section made a submission to the House of Commons Health Committee, commenting on Bill C-45 – Cannabis Act. The Bill proposes comprehensive legislation that would combine a regulatory framework for cannabis possession, production and distribution with provisions for public safety and product quality.

CBA on Bill C-46 - Impaired Driving Act

  • September 29, 2017

On September 18, the Canadian Bar Association appeared before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on Bill C-46, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances). Kathryn Pentz, treasurer of the CBA Criminal Justice Section and Senior Crown Attorney for Cape Breton appeared on behalf of the CBA’s Criminal Law Section.

CBA on privacy of Canadians at airports and borders

  • September 28, 2017

The Canadian Bar Association appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics. The submission was prepared by the CBA Privacy and Access, Immigration Law, and Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade Sections, as well as the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) and the Ethics Subcommittee of the Policy Committee of the Board.

Billed-basis accounting update

  • September 13, 2017

On September 8, 2017, the government released its draft legislation to implement changes to billed-basis accounting for work in progress. The Canadian Bar Association welcomes the news that the proposal reflects a longer coming-into-force period.

Upcoming conferences

  • September 13, 2017

Does your section have a conference coming up this fall? Check the list.

Spotlight on Canadian Bar Review

  • September 13, 2017

It’s been an exciting time for the Canadian Bar Review. The editors completed their first three-issue volume with a special issue on former Supreme Court Justice Louis Lebel, and are kicking off their second volume with a special issue focused on legal education for the whole career.