Media Advisory: CBA to call for improvements to appointment process to SCC

  • June 26, 2014

Ottawa — The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) says reform is needed to improve the selection process of justices to the Supreme Court of Canada. CBA President Fred Headon will outline the Association’s plan in a speech at the CBA’s 2014 National Constitutional and Human Rights Conference, Friday, June 27 at 4:30 pm.

Also speaking at the conference is Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, who delivers opening remarks at 9:00 am.  The keynote speaker at lunch is Simon Potter of Montreal on “The Executive Branch: Defender of Canadian Liberties.”

Panelists include Sébastien Grammond, Dean, Faculty of Law (Civil Law), University of Ottawa; Kent Roach, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto; and A Wayne MacKay, CM, QC, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University.

The conference takes place at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent Street, and is open to accredited media.  Accreditation may be obtained by contacting Hannah Bernstein at The conference program is available online.

The CBA is dedicated to supporting the rule of law, improvements in the law, and the administration of justice. Some 37,500 lawyers, law teachers, and law students from across Canada are members.