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Canada must expose hidden company owners to end 'snow washing,' inquiry hears

  • February 27, 2020

Kevin Westell, representing the Canadian Bar Association and Criminal Defence Advocacy Society, said the regime should not apply to the legal profession. Requiring lawyers to report suspicious activity to the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre, or Fintrac, would violate solicitor-client privilege, he said.

CFAX 1070: Potential harm of changes to auto insurance

  • February 26, 2020

Legislative amendments have been introduced that the BC government claims will reduce the cost and complexity of lawsuits under the current auto insurance system. Jennifer Brun, vice president, Canadian Bar Association BC, joined Adam Stirling at CFAX 1070 to explain why CBABC is opposed to these amendments.

Judicial vacancies doubled around election; ‘chronic’ judge shortage wreaks ‘havoc’ say bench, bar

  • January 31, 2020

"...delays in filling vacancies, and a shortage of superior court trial judges in British Columbia (which is asking Ottawa to create new positions on the B.C. Supreme Court) contributes significantly to trial and other litigation delays in the province, says Ken Armstrong of Vancouver’s Armstrong Naish Trial Lawyers, president of the Canadian Bar Association’s B.C. branch."

B.C. raising hourly rate for legal aid lawyers

  • October 18, 2019

British Columbia’s legal aid lawyers are getting a raise, as the provincial government reached a new deal with the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers and the Legal Services Society.