CBA appears before Justice Committee on MAID

  • November 20, 2020

On Nov. 12, 2020, David Roberge appeared before the House Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights in support of the CBA End-of-Life Working Group’s submission on Bill C-7. The bill had been reintroduced after dying on the order table when the House was prorogued in late summer. The following is David’s opening statement to the committee. (Check against delivery)

Finding the balance between freedom and hate

  • October 26, 2020

My right to express myself can’t trump your right not to be the target of hate speech, and vice versa. Finding the balance between the two is a delicate operation, and enacting it in legislation is trickier still.

CBA supports limited LIRA unlocking in cases of financial hardship

  • October 19, 2020

Pension plans exist to ensure that people have a pool of savings available in their retirement – and some retirement funds are “locked-in” until that time. Making these funds accessible to people before they retire would undermine the policy objective.

CBA Sections respond to MMIWG report

  • June 30, 2020

Money can’t solve all of the world’s problems, but stable, sustainable funding does seem to be the starting point for healing some of the wounds identified in the report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Maintaining personal autonomy key in MAID legislation

  • May 25, 2020

Amendments proposed in the federal government’s medical assistance in dying legislation fall short of the goal of harmonizing and clarifying the law, the CBA says in a submission to the Committee on Justice and Human Rights.