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Interview with Justice Cynthia Petersen

  • December 14, 2017

Ontario Superior Court Justice Cynthia Petersen took an unusual path to the bench, moving from academia to legal practice to the court. Along the way she made a name for herself doing public interest litigation for LGBT communities. She sat down recently for an interview with OBA student member Natasha R. Yard, talking about what took her to the bench, and what she found once she got there. She also has some advice for litigators.

National Child Day – What can you do?

  • November 08, 2017

The CBA’s Child Rights Committee has some ideas for what you can do to improve the rights of all Canadian children on Nov. 20 – National Child Day – and every other day of the year.

Court Challenges Program Expert Panels – Opportunity

  • November 02, 2017

The Department of Canadian Heritage is now seeking applications from persons willing to serve as members of one of the two independent expert panels for the CCP – one for official language rights and one for human rights.

Overview of Appointments of Prothonotaries of the Federal Court

  • July 26, 2017

The Commissioner of Federal Judicial Affairs is seeking applications from barristers or advocates who are members in good standing of any provincial or territorial Bar, and who have extensive professional experience spanning at least ten years, to fill an existing vacancy at the Federal Court in Vancouver and create a pool of candidates to staff future prothonotary positions in Ottawa, Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver.

CBA position on Bill C-16

  • May 12, 2017

In an appearance before the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, the CBA encouraged Senators to pass Bill C-16, An Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code, without amendment.

Transgender rights in federal correctional facilities

  • March 31, 2017

The Canadian Bar Association’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Community Forum wrote a letter to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness raising its concerns regarding Gender Identity and Expression Rights in Corrections.