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Unequal access to justice is no laughing matter

  • June 13, 2019

OTTAWA – No one ever thinks it will happen to them. But in any given three-year period nearly half the population will experience a legal issue requiring legal advice. And when they do, quite a few will discover that Canada’s vaunted social safety net has unravelled in the places where legal aid should be.

CBA President's statement on NIMMIWG Report

  • June 03, 2019

The Canadian Bar Association welcomes the report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and expresses its gratitude for the contributions of the survivors and families.

CBA Statement on Supreme Court of Canada appointments process

  • May 16, 2019

OTTAWA – The Canadian Bar Association welcomes the federal government’s announcement of the members of the Advisory Board for Quebec that will be charged with selecting candidates to fill the seat on the Supreme Court of Canada bench left vacant by the resignation of Justice Clément Gascon.

CBA statement on Supreme Court hearings in Winnipeg

  • May 14, 2019

The Canadian Bar Association welcomes the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to go hold occasional hearings outside Ottawa. The court announced on Monday that it would be hearing two cases, a criminal law appeal from Manitoba and a language rights appeal from British Columbia, this fall in Winnipeg.

The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin To Receive the CBA President’s Award

  • February 12, 2019

OTTAWA – In recognition of her significant contribution to the legal profession, the Canadian Bar Association and her years of public service and commitment to making Canada a more just society, The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin will be presented with the CBA President’s Award at the President’s Dinner on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 in Ottawa.