President & Vice-President

The president is the face of the CBA. As its spokesperson and members’ advocate, the president is responsible for key relationships with the branches, the CBA Board of Directors, the CBA Executive Officers, legal groups in Canada and internationally, the public and the media. The vice-president supports the president and chairs the Governance and Equality Committee.

Meet the 2021-2022 President and Vice-President.



President | Ontario

Stephen Rotstein is Director, Global and Domestic Affairs at the Ontario Securities Commission where he is also part of the Executive Leadership Team. Prior to that, Stephen was Vice-President, Policy & Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel at FP Canada (formerly Financial Planning Standards Council) where he practiced corporate, commercial, employment, IP, corporate governance, privacy and non-profit law.  Stephen serves on the Governance Committees of the Credit Counseling Society (CCS) and Four Villages Community Health Centre.  Stephen obtained his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Political Science and History from the University of Western Ontario in 1993.  He obtained is Bachelor of Law (LL.B) degree from York University – Osgoode Hall Law School in 1996.  He served as Director of Government Relations and General Counsel at the Human Resources Professionals Association and the Employment Accessibility Standards Development Committee of Ontario.  He has been a member of the CBA since 2015; a past member of the CBA’s Board of Directors (2016-2017) and is a member of the CBA’s Audit Committee.

Steeve Bujold's Portrait


Vice-president | Québec

Steeves Bujold is a partner at McCarthy TĂ©trault in Montreal, leader of the firm’s Litigation Group for the Quebec region and national president of the Pride Action Group. He maintains a general litigation practice with a focus on professional negligence, pharmaceutical and medical law as well professional law.

Steeves has been a CBA member since 2001. He has been a member of the Health Law and SOGIC Sections of the CBA Quebec Division. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2019. He also served as Chair of the Equality Sub-Committee (2019-2020), Chair of the CEO Selection Committee and Chair of the Policy Committee (2020-2021). Steeves is also a member of the Petitions Committee of the Barreau du Québec.

He is a member of the Independent Advisory Board for Supreme Court of Canada Judicial Appointments for Quebec Seats and also a member of the Independent Judicial Advisory Committee for the Province of Quebec – West. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and is Governor of the Fondation du Barreau du QuĂ©bec.

Steeves received his Bachelor of Civil Law from Université Laval in 1998. He was called to the Barreau du Québec in 1999 and admitted to the Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec in 2021.