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CBA statement on re-appointment of David Lametti as Justice Minister

  • November 20, 2019

The Canadian Bar Association welcomes the re-appointment of The Honourable David Lametti to the Justice portfolio. We look forward to renewing our relationship with Minister Lametti, and working with him and his cabinet colleagues as the new government embarks on its legislative agenda.

Make legal aid matter in federal election campaign

  • September 11, 2019

OTTAWA – With today’s official start of the October federal election campaign, politicians of all stripes are on the campaign trail touting the message that a vote for their parties will improve the lives of Canadians. The Canadian Bar Association believes that this is an excellent opportunity for the parties to show how they would take leadership on the issue of legal aid.

Vivene Salmon is the new CBA President

  • September 03, 2019

OTTAWA – Vivene Salmon of Toronto began her year-long tenure as CBA President on Sept. 1, 2019. Salmon is the 123-year-old Association’s first president of colour, and only the second president from the in-house counsel community. She takes over from Raymond Adlington of Halifax. Brad Regehr of Manitoba takes over as Vice-President.

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.