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Q&A with the Chair of the CBA Class Action Task Force

  • November 20, 2020

Three years after the CBA’s Class Action Task Force completed its protocol on multi-jurisdictional case management, the task force has been reconvened, with Sylvie Rodrigue of Torys at the helm. We asked her some questions about the renewed initiative:

In times of COVID, PPE is a necessity of life

  • September 30, 2020

The CBA’s Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade Section says personal protective equipment should be added to the list of things considered necessary to life – and exempt from GST and HST under the Excise Tax Act.

Law society oversight of lawyers’ private conduct justified

  • September 30, 2020

Proposed amendments to the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s Model Code of Conduct raise an intriguing and controversial question: Do law societies have an oversight role to play in the private lives of licensed practitioners?

CBA seeks action on disclosure of non-conviction records

  • September 30, 2020

The Black Lives Matter protests of the last few months have raised awareness of myriad inequities faced by Black, Indigenous and People of Colour with respect to their treatment by the police and justice systems. For example, light has been shone again on the fact that BIPOC individuals are far more likely to be stopped and questioned by police.