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Statement from the CBA President on the discovery of undocumented and unmarked graves at the site of Kuper Island Industrial School in British Columbia

  • July 13, 2021

The Penelakut Tribe on British Columbia’s Penelakut Island announced the discovery of more than 160 “undocumented and umarked” graves at the site of the former Kuper Island Industrial School. The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba had previous documented deaths at that school.

CBA provides tools to help law firms on their reconciliation journey

  • June 21, 2021

There is a tremendous amount of goodwill in the legal profession toward reconciliation. So why has there been so little change? Sometimes, it turns out that the biggest obstacle to doing things differently is knowing where to start. Fortunately, the CBA has a tool for that.

Statement from the CBA President on killings in London, ON

  • June 14, 2021

The Canadian Bar Association is deeply dismayed by the killing of four members of a family in London, Ont., who were targeted because they were Muslim. On behalf of CBA members across Canada I extend condolences to family and friends of the victims.

Statement from the CBA President on the discovery of bodies at former B.C. residential school

  • May 31, 2021

The discovery of the bodies of 215 children buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia has shocked and horrified many Canadians. But it should not come as a surprise. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission recorded that thousands of the children taken away to the residential schools never returned home. Many families never found out what happened to their loved ones.