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Bill to Establish National Commissioner for Children and Youth

  • June 17, 2020

The Canadian Bar Association welcomes the initiative taken by Senator Rosemary Moodie to table a private member’s bill to establish a National Commissioner for Children and Youth. The CBA appreciates that she has taken the first step toward fulfilling Canada’s international obligations, and its responsibility to the children and youth of this country.

CBA Statement on the death of Gordon Proudfoot, Q.C.

  • May 04, 2020

The Canadian Bar Association is saddened by the passing of Gordon Proudfoot, on May 1, 2020. He served the Canadian legal profession, his province and our Association with passion and commitment during his long career.

CBA task force to examine justice system in wake of pandemic crisis

  • April 28, 2020

OTTAWA – The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted limitations in the ability of legal and justice systems to deliver their services when circumstances force them to slow down or close.  Many proceedings before courts and administrative tribunals have been suspended, for example, adding to already significant backlogs.