Stay the course in privacy protection, Sections tell Privacy Commissioner

  • August 25, 2016

People have a right to their privacy, but business has a right to do business – and when that business involves peoples’ private information, we run into trouble. The Privacy and Access Law Section and the CCCA tell the Privacy Commissioner that Canada’s current consent model strikes the correct balance between the two sometimes conflicting sides.

Cooperative capital markets: Comments on the consultation

  • July 28, 2016

In May the federal government moved one step closer to creating a national securities regulator by opening up consultations on a revised Capital Markets Stability Act (Canada) – revisions based on previous consultations on the 2014 draft.

Talking about the TPP: Immigration Law and CBA-ACT weigh in

  • July 13, 2016

The previous government negotiated the Trans-Pacific Partnership last year and the current government signed the 12-country trade deal that keeps Canada in step with its NAFTA partners and expands trade opportunities with Asian nations in February.

Entering into a dialogue on designated representatives

  • June 29, 2016

The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act provides for designated representatives to be appointed for vulnerable claimants – minors and adults lacking the mental stability or capacity to understand the proceedings. The Immigration Law Section has entered into a dialogue with the Immigration and Refugee Board about improving the rules surrounding DRs.

Division of labour: Suggested improvements to TFW program

  • June 27, 2016

Employers bringing in people under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program tend to be looking for one of two things: low-skilled manual labourers and high-skilled professionals. There is a world of difference between those two groups in terms of their power relative to their employers. The Immigration Law Section suggests that the program be modified to reflect that difference.

Staying flexible: Data breach reporting obligations must balance privacy and commerce

  • June 27, 2016

A data breach has important implications both for the company that experiences it and for that company’s clients. Reporting breaches is a no-brainer – but the when, why, how and where of that report requires a little more nuance in order to maintain the fine balance between privacy and commerce, the Privacy and Access Law Section said in a recent submission.

Dear Ministers – Re: The TRC’s calls to action

  • May 25, 2016

The CBA has followed up its response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action with a letter to the ministers of Justice, Indigenous and Northern Affairs, and Public Safety, to underline the association’s support for the government’s stated intention to implement the recommendations.