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Statement from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada following the tabling of Bill C-11

  • November 19, 2020

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) welcomes the recent introduction of Bill C-11, which aims to modernize federal privacy law as it relates to the private sector. This ambitious reform initiative includes several significant improvements. However, the Bill also raises a number of questions about its ability to effectively protect privacy in a constantly evolving digital society.

Statement from the CBA President on Judicial Appointments

  • November 06, 2020

While the final decision about judicial appointments is properly the role of government, partisan considerations should not determine the best candidates. It can be argued that the political vetting of judicial applicants – which happens after the Judicial Advisory Committees have made their recommendations – has been a factor in the number of vacancies on the bench, which is a direct contributor to court delays and the access to justice crisis in Canada.

LTSA Identifies New CEO

  • November 04, 2020

The Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Al-Karim Kara as the company’s next President and CEO effective December 7, 2020.

The lawyer-paralegal relationship in BC

  • November 02, 2020

Paralegals are defined by the BC Paralegal Association as those who “have legal training and knowledge of the substantive and procedural aspects of law and are capable of independent legal work, performed subject to the general supervision of a lawyer.”