Learn more on the role of Chief Medical Officers!

  • January 27, 2022

Happy New Year! We have several brown bags planned for 2022 including our February 18 session on a timely topic! A reminder to enter our book prize by February 28. Finally, please promote our essay contest. You can win $500 and have your paper published! More details on all upcoming initiatives below.

The Independence of Chief Medical Health Officers – February 18, 2022

In this session, we will consider the statutory basis for the position of Chief Medical Officers of Health, review why the role is designed to have a degree of autonomy and whether this autonomy can be exercised during a public emergency, and the extent to which they can or should speak publicly about the scientific research that informs their work and their actual advice to the Cabinet.

This presentation is free for CBA members.


Patrick Fafard and Steven J. Hoffman

Share your member engagement ideas – win a fantastic book prize!

You can help us make this Section even better! We are looking for new virtual ways to bring together public sector lawyers from across Canada to give you the connections and knowledge you need to improve your practice.

Win a fantastic book titled: Emergency Law in Canada: Commentary & Legislation (2021) – a must-have book for public sector lawyers in Canada.

To enter the contest: share your ideas on how you think we should engage Section members. Please be specific and describe how we could implement your idea and the impact that you think it would have.

  • One prize will be awarded to a CBA member and one prize to a CBA student/articled student.
  • Ideas will be judged based on feasibility and creativity.
  • Please submit your ideas by February 28, 2022, along with your contact information.

Promote our essay contest!

Promote “In the Public Interest” Student Essay Contest. Students can win $500 for the best paper written about the contribution of public sector lawyers or an important development in the law affecting public sector lawyers in Canada (deadline May 2, 2022).

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