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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.