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.

Judges training bill aimed at the wrong target

  • April 21, 2020

Bill C-5, the latest iteration of legislation proposing to mandate sexual assault training for federal judges contains important modifications from a private member’s bill with a similar purpose tabled in the last Parliament, but still contains some worrisome elements apart from its impact on the independence of the judiciary: to wit, it addresses the wrong audience.

An opportune time for access-equals-delivery model

  • March 31, 2020

Access-equals-delivery is an idea whose time has come, the CBA’s Business Law Section says in response to the Canadian Securities Administrators’ proposed model for prospectuses and other documents.

CBA offers recommendations for safeguards in MAID

  • February 25, 2020

The Quebec Superior Court’s decision in Truchon, which found Canada’s medical-assistance-in-dying law unconstitutional and set a March 11 deadline for the federal government to bring it into line with the Supreme Court of Canada’s Carter decision set off a flurry of consultations, including an online submission and round-table discussions with stakeholders across the country.

Draft crowdfunding regulation misses a few targets

  • January 28, 2020

Since its first recorded use in 2006, the word “crowdfunding” has become a familiar part of the lexicon, sure to appear during times of crisis and tragedy, as well as during planning for weddings and any other time people need to get their hands on a substantial sum for a worthy cause.