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Statement from the CBA President on judicial appointments

  • November 06, 2020

The decision about who gets to be a judge in Canada is made, in the end, by politicians. And political decisions, even when they don’t reach the level of blatant and deliberate stacking for ideology, risk having some sort of partisan taint.

Statement from the CBA President on fisheries dispute in Nova Scotia

  • November 04, 2020

Canada prides itself on being a nation based on the rule of law. The Constitution Act 1982 recognizes and affirms existing treaty rights. In the 1999 Marshall ruling the Supreme Court of Canada held that 1760-61 treaties signed with the Mi’kmaq gave those peoples the right to make a moderate livelihood through hunting and fishing.

CBA guide provides tools for justice advocacy

  • October 26, 2020

OTTAWA – Attaining access to justice has been called a “wicked problem.” No lawyer would argue for less access to justice, but it’s hard to know where to begin to make the case for more.

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.