Dear Party Leaders: #LegalAidMatters

  • July 02, 2019

The CBA launched its 2019 federal election campaign in June with a letter to the leaders of the major political parties challenging them to stand up for access to justice through stable, sustainable legal aid funding.

What should a judge do after the last ‘all rise’

  • April 30, 2019

The question about what judges should be able to do after they’ve left the bench for good evokes many responses, depending on who’s answering, and should be addressed in the Canadian Judicial Council’s Ethical Principles for Judges.

Draft CRA newsletter offers guidance on pension annuities

  • March 26, 2019

Given the number and range of people and organizations affected by the purchase of annuity contracts under section 147.4 of the Income Tax Act, from pension administrators to plan members to annuities providers, it’s important that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) gets the interpretation of this section right.

Short hearings are good, long ones might be necessary

  • March 21, 2019

Creating a shorter hearing process for the Immigration and Refugee Board is a good way to reduce the backlog of claims at the Refugee Protection Division, says the CBA’s Immigration Law Section, but care must be taken not to throw out procedural fairness along with the longer procedure.

Model Code needs to keep up with changing times

  • March 19, 2019

Technology is changing the way we all conduct business. What is sometimes forgotten is that the rules governing that business need to change as well in order to keep up with technology.

IRCC decision-making must be fair as well as expedient

  • March 05, 2019

When it comes to the way Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada processes applications, the medium must serve the message – and the message is that administratively fair and judicious decision-making must take priority.