News

Browse our news listing for top CBA news stories and messages to our members.

CBA on regulatory modernization for air transportation

  • October 13, 2017

The CBA Air and Space Law Section sent a submission on Regulatory Modernization for Air Transportation to the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA). The submission was prepared in response to the CTA’s Discussion Paper on Modernizing Regulation for Air Transport.

CBA intervention on common interest privilege

  • October 12, 2017

The CBA intervened in Iggillis Holdings Inc. v Canada (National Revenue) at the Federal Court of Appeal in Edmonton. Mark Tonkovich, Jacques Bernier, and Stephanie Dewey of Baker McKenzie appeared for the CBA in this matter of common interest privilege.

When in Rome… Give a speech

  • October 11, 2017

Former President René Basque travelled to Rome in September to attend a conference of international bar association leaders on privacy and security.

Upcoming conferences

  • October 11, 2017

Does your Section have a conference planned for this fall? Check this list to find out.

Spotlight on bilingualism on the bench

  • October 11, 2017

The CBA has long advocated for a greater commitment to bilingualism on the bench, particularly in the superior courts, as an access to justice issue. And with its announcement in late September of a new action plan, it appears the government is ready to make it happen.

Law students: Enter a CBA Essay Contest today

  • October 11, 2017

The CBA’s Essay Contests can help you build your profile within the legal community, connect with senior members of the bar, and hone your research and writing skills. And for the best submissions, we are awarding $250 - $2,500 in cash prizes. Read on for details and deadlines.

CBA Intellectual Property: Transaction IP Committee update

  • October 11, 2017

Intellectual property lawyers interested in participating in the Licensing Executive Society’s Intellectual Property Standards Committee, or being a liaison for the CBA’s Transactional IP Committee on this committee, read on for details.

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.