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Statement from the CBA President on killings in London, ON

  • June 14, 2021

The Canadian Bar Association is deeply dismayed by the killing of four members of a family in London, Ont., who were targeted because they were Muslim. On behalf of CBA members across Canada I extend condolences to family and friends of the victims.

Statement from the CBA President on the discovery of bodies at former B.C. residential school

  • May 31, 2021

The discovery of the bodies of 215 children buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia has shocked and horrified many Canadians. But it should not come as a surprise. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission recorded that thousands of the children taken away to the residential schools never returned home. Many families never found out what happened to their loved ones.

Statement from the CBA President

  • February 19, 2021

The Canadian Bar Association welcomes the announcement that its nominee, Dr. Signa Daum Shanks, has been appointed to the Independent Advisory Board Supreme Court Judicial Appointments.

Canadian Bar Association Releases COVID-19 Task Force Report

  • February 17, 2021

There can be no going back to the way things worked in the legal profession and the justice systems before the pandemic, says a report released today by the Canadian Bar Associations Task Force on Justice Issues Arising from COVID-19.

CBA announces 2021 award honorees at virtual AGM

  • February 17, 2021

Each year at its annual general meeting the Canadian Bar Association honors members of the legal profession whose contributions to the Association, the legal profession and the justice system mark them out as deserving of special recognition.

CBA welcomes new CEO Simon Coakeley

  • January 07, 2021

The CBA is pleased to announce that Simon Coakeley has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Association, following a robust and extensive process aided by a leading executive search firm specializing in the identification of diverse candidates.