The CBA to appear on Bill C-51 before Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security

  • March 24, 2015

Ottawa – The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) will appear before the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security to offer its views on Bill C-51, Anti-Terrorism Act 2015.

“The CBA supports measures to improve public safety that are necessary, proportionate and accompanied by adequate safeguards against abuse,” says the CBA submission.

The appearance is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25 at 7:30 pm in Room C-110, 1 Wellington Street. A live stream is available online through ParlVU.

Eric Gottardi of Vancouver, Chair of the CBA’s National Criminal Justice Section and Peter Edelmann, executive member of the National Immigration Law Section, will present on behalf of the Association.

CBA President Michele Hollins, Q.C. of Calgary, will be in Ottawa and available for interviews prior to the hearing on Wednesday, March 25.

To obtain a copy of the executive summary, available today, and to book an interview, please contact Marie-Josée Lapointe à

The CBA is dedicated to support for the rule of law, and improvement in the law and the administration of justice. Some 36,000 lawyers, notaries in Quebec, law teachers, and law students from across Canada are members.