Notice of Consultation – CBA National Class Actions Task Force

  • October 23, 2017

The CBA National Class Actions Task Force invites your comments on a proposed judicial protocol to address case management issues in multi-jurisdictional class actions in Canada. For ease of reference, the case management proposals have been integrated into the class action protocols approved by CBA Council in 2011.

View the proposal

Deadline for submissions

The deadline for submission of comments is November 17, 2017. Please send your submissions to Tina Head at .

The CBA National Class Actions Task Force is chaired by Sylvie Rodrigue and includes members of the judiciary and lawyers from across Canada with class actions expertise representing plaintiffs and defendants, and corporate counsel.

CBA National Class Actions Task Force Members


  • Sylvie Rodrigue, Chair, Torys LLP
  • Andrew Borrell, Fasken Martineau
  • J. Kenneth McEwan, Q.C., Hunter Litigation Chambers
  • Sharon Matthews, Q.C., Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman
  • Ward K. Branch, Q.C. (now Justice Branch, Supreme Court of British Columbia)
  • Robert W. Leurer, Q.C., MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP
  • S. Gordon McKee, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Harvey T. Strosberg, Q.C., Sutts, Strosberg
  • Linda Fuerst, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Margaret Waddell, Waddell Phillips
  • AndrĂ© LespĂ©rance, Lauzon BĂ©langer LespĂ©rance
  • Daniel Belleau, Belleau Lapointe
  • Marie Audren, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Simon V. Potter, McCarthy TĂ©trault
  • Raymond F. Wagner, Q.C., Wagners
  • Jacqueline A. De GagnĂ©, Bayer Inc.
  • Christopher Dafoe, Taylor Veinotte Sullivan (Research Coordinator for the Task Force)
  • Tina Head, CBA Legislation & Law Reform
  • The Hon. Chief Justice Robert J. Bauman, British Columbia Court of Appeal
  • The Hon. Associate Chief Justice John D. Rooke, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench
  • The Hon. Chief Justice Martel D. Popescul, Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench
  • The Hon. Justice Paul M. Perell, Ontario Superior Court of Justice
  • The Hon. Justice Louis Lacoursière, Cour supĂ©rieure du QuĂ©bec
  • The Hon. Justice Michael J. Wood, Nova Scotia Supreme Cour