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Consent guidelines: Reviewing the revisions

  • May 09, 2018

In a letter to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, the CBA’s Privacy and Access Law Section and CCCA note that many of the problems it identified last year in the OPC’s draft guidelines for obtaining meaningful online consent were still present after those guidelines were revised.

Legislation needs to respect solicitor-client privilege

  • May 04, 2018

The Supreme Court has been very clear in successive decisions about the need to protect solicitor-client privilege, and that any government wishing to abrogate it, set it aside or infringe must demonstrate a clear and unambiguous legislative intent to do so.

Manitoba pension review consultation

  • March 29, 2018

CBA’s National Pensions and Benefits Law Section took part in a recent consultation on the Pension Commission of Manitoba’s review of The Pension Benefits Act, responding to questions contained in a consultation paper issued in January.

Improving Canada’s grade on UNCRC compliance reporting

  • January 30, 2018

If the UN were grading Canada’s mandatory reporting efforts under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, with a particular focus on its record in following the recommendations found in the Concluding Observations to its previous reports, Canada might struggle to get a pass if the grading were done on a curve, but otherwise it would edge into failure territory.