Make Legal Aid Matter in Federal Election Campaign

  • September 11, 2019

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.

Bencher Elections 2019

  • September 05, 2019

Bencher elections are held every two years in odd-numbered years in nine electoral districts across British Columbia. Benchers are elected for two-year renewable terms. The next Bencher election will be held in November 2019, to elect Benchers in all districts for the term January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021. Voting will occur from November 1 to November 14, and votes will be counted on November 15, 2019.

Additional Diversity Disclosure Required of CBCA Corporations in 2020

  • August 09, 2019

Beginning January 1, 2020, distributing corporations (generally, public companies) governed by the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) will be required to provide additional diversity disclosure in connection with their next annual meeting of shareholders held on or after such date.