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Governor in Council Appointments

  • May 04, 2016

The Canadian Bar Association welcomes the federal government's announcement of a new approach to Governor in Council (GiC) appointments and encourages attention to underlying issues that affect the perceived integrity of GiC appointees, particularly for adjudicative tribunals.

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Entity Regulation

  • March 07, 2016

The CBA comments on entity regulation to the Federation of Law Societies and encourages the law societies to harmonize any new regulations between jurisdictions

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Canadian Bar Association Intervention Policy

  • February 24, 2016

A Canadian Bar Association resolution passed at the 2016 Mid-Winter Meeting of Council.

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Joint Policy Statement on Audit Inquiries

  • February 24, 2016

A Canadian Bar Association resolution passed at the 2016 Mid-Winter Meeting of Council.

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Patent and Trade-mark Agent Privilege

  • November 27, 2015

The Canadian Bar Association recommends that new rules to protect communications between patent and trade-mark agents and their clients remain distinct from solicitor-client privilege, which in Canada is a unique substantive rule of law protected by the Charter.

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Welcome to Justice Portfolio

  • November 04, 2015

The CBA extends congratulations to the Justice Minister and looks forward to working with her to convey the perspective of the legal profession on issues of mutual interest.

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Welcome to Prime Minister

  • November 04, 2015

The CBA extends congratulations to the Prime Minister and looks forward to working with the new government to convey the perspective of the legal profession on issues of mutual interest.

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Independence of the Specific Claims Tribunal

  • August 13, 2015

Whereas the Specific Claims Tribunal Act was enacted in 2008, establishing the Specific Claims Tribunal charged with addressing systemic problems in resolving First Nations' historic claims against Canada;

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Federal Court of Canada Prothonotaries

  • February 18, 2015

The CBA articulates support for the retention of prothonotaries as important decision-makers in the Federal Court.

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