Protecting solicitor-client privilege

  • November 29, 2022

The Canadian Bar Association has serious concerns that proposed Income Tax Act amendments included in Bill C-32 and other draft legislation compromise solicitor-client privilege.

Foreign worker regulations fit for today’s economy

  • November 29, 2022

The Immigration Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, in a letter to the deputy minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, suggests improvements to program delivery regarding temporary foreign workers, in the context of the International Mobility Program, or IMP.

Better reporting on racial discrimination

  • October 24, 2022

The federal government can be commended for its commitment to implement the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination, or ICERD, but there could be improvements in its reporting.

Iran: Urgent action required

  • October 24, 2022

Canadian values are contrary to capital punishment, writes CBA President Steeves Bujold in a letter to Foreign Affairs Minister MĂ©lanie Joly and Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth Marci Ien.

Taking the Court out of Ottawa

  • September 27, 2022

The Canadian Bar Association, in a letter from President Steeves Bujold to the Honourable Richard Wagner, Chief Justice of Canada, is cheering the Court’s September sitting in Quebec City.

Legal issues of concern for G7 Bar Leaders

  • August 22, 2022

Stephen Rotstein, President of the Canadian Bar Association, wrote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the conclusion of the G7 Bar Leaders meeting to inform him of issues of concern to Bar leaders and seek his support in endorsing them.

Yes to transparency and better communications

  • August 12, 2022

The Competition Law and Foreign Investment Review Section of the Canadian Bar Association writes, in a letter about the Competition Bureau’s Draft Bulletin on the approach the Bureau takes on communications during its investigations, that it supports efforts to communicate better and to be more transparent about its work. But there are a few concerns.

Improving access to justice in French

  • June 27, 2022

In a letter addressed to David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s French Speaking Common Law Members Section and Judicial Issues Subcommittee recommend improving training for federal judicial advisory committee members. Specifically, the letter suggests adding training on their respective jurisdictions’ experiences and needs regarding access to justice in French.