Media Advisory: CBA to debate end-of-life, human rights at the Olympics, February 22-23 in Ottawa

  • February 19, 2014

Ottawa — Do people have the right to choose the manner and time of their own death? Can law schools discriminate against students based on their sexual orientation?  How can concerns for human rights be embedded in the International Olympic Committee’s selection process for hosting the Olympic Games?

Those are just some of the issues and resolutions that will be explored at the 2014 Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) Mid-Winter Meeting of Council this weekend.  

What: CBA Mid-Winter Meeting of Council

When: February 22-23, 2014

Where: Ballroom, Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa

A resolution on access to justice, based on recommendations contained in the CBA’s report on Reaching Equal Justice, will also be considered during the two-day meeting.

The Canadian Bar Association is dedicated to support for the rule of law, and improvement in the law, and the administration of justice. Members include some 37,500 lawyers, law teachers, and law students from across Canada.

For accreditation and agenda details, please contact Hannah Bernstein at