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Appointing BIPOC Candidates to the Federal Judiciary

  • September 14, 2020

The CBA urges the Prime Minister and Minister of Justice to appoint Black, Indigenous and People of Colour candidates to the Supreme Court of Canada and other federal judicial positions.

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Proposed Amendments to Model Code of Professional Conduct

  • August 28, 2020

The CBA comments on proposed changes to the Model Code of Professional Conduct provisions on discrimination and harassment and ex parte proceedings and communications.

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Bill C-5 — Judges Act and Criminal Code (sexual assault training)

  • March 20, 2020

The CBA says that Bill C-5, requiring federal judges to take sexual assault training, is unnecessary, omits provincial and territorial judges who deal with most related cases, and could erode judicial independence.

Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice

Gowning Requirements for Counsel (Supreme Court of Canada)

  • November 15, 2019

The CBA asks the Supreme Court of Canada to introduce a gowning policy to accommodate counsel who cannot meet traditional gowning requirements due to personal circumstances such as pregnancy, medical condition or disability

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Gowning Requirements for Counsel (Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal)

  • November 08, 2019

The CBA recommends changes to the Federal Court of Appeal’s gowning policies to accommodate counsel who need to depart from traditional gowning requirements due to personal circumstances such as pregnancy, medical condition or disability.

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Gowning Requirements for Counsel (Chief Justice of the Federal Court)

  • November 08, 2019

The CBA recommends changes to the Federal Court Court’s gowning policies to accommodate counsel who need to depart from traditional gowning requirements due to personal circumstances such as pregnancy, medical condition or disability.

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Bill C-51 — Criminal Code: Sexual Assault amendments

  • October 30, 2017

The CBA cautions that Bill C-51 will not improve justice for either complainants or accused in sexual assault cases, and highlights sections likely to attract constitutional scrutiny.

Aboriginal Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice

Canada's New Feminist International Assistance Policy

  • July 27, 2017

The CBA welcomes Canada's new feminist international assistance policy, with its renewed focus on inclusive governance and gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

International Law, Women Lawyers, Child and Youth Law