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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.

Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Times of Crisis

  • April 17, 2020

Today is Law Day – marking the 38th anniversary of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the repatriation of the Canadian Constitution. It is an occasion for the public to learn about the law, the legal profession and the legal institutions that form the cornerstones of Canadian democracy.

Canadian Bar Association announces 2020 award honorees

  • February 20, 2020

OTTAWA – Each year the Canadian Bar Association presents a number of awards honoring some of the brightest lights of the legal profession, people who have contributed measurably to the Association, the justice system and the legal profession.

CBA statement on re-appointment of David Lametti as Justice Minister

  • November 20, 2019

The Canadian Bar Association welcomes the re-appointment of The Honourable David Lametti to the Justice portfolio. We look forward to renewing our relationship with Minister Lametti, and working with him and his cabinet colleagues as the new government embarks on its legislative agenda.