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CBABC Remembers Ted Hughes, QC

  • January 20, 2020

Mr. Hughes’ contributions to the justice system, child protection reform, and conflict-of-interest rules leave a significant legacy and example of public service.

Federal Justice Minister consulting with legal experts on changes to MAiD

  • January 14, 2020

“The CBA would like to see eligibility for medical assistance in dying align more closely with the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Carter, and we support the government’s commitment to lead a collaboration with the provinces to achieve that end,” the CBA said in a statement. “We would be pleased to participate with the government in its work on end-of-life issues.”

NP 11 - Use of a Support Person in Civil and Family Proceedings

  • January 09, 2020

Purpose The objective of this Notice to the Profession and Public is to outline the guidelines for using a support person (also referred to as a courtroom companion or “McKenzie friend”) in Provincial Court small claims or family proceedings. A support person may also be subject to any applicable provisions of the Legal Profession Act.

Federal Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Mandate Letter

  • December 13, 2019

"We have committed to an open, honest government that is accountable to Canadians, lives up to the highest ethical standards and applies the utmost care and prudence in the handling of public funds. I expect you to embody these values in your work and observe the highest ethical standards in everything you do. I want Canadians to look on their own government with pride and trust."