Registration - In-house Organization

Canadian Bar Association / Association du Barreau canadien / Steve Pengelly, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: Canadian Bar Association / Association du Barreau canadien
Responsible Officer Name: Steve Pengelly, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 1996-10-16
Registration status: Inactive
Registration Number: 781341-576
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 98

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 10

Version 23 of 68 (2008-03-06 to 2008-08-18)

Version 23 of 68 (2008-03-06 to 2008-08-18) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Organization Information

Organization: Canadian Bar Association / Association du Barreau canadien
865 Carling Ave, Suite 500
Ottawa, ON  K1S 5S8
Canada
Telephone number: 613-237-2925  Ext.: 131
Fax number: 613-237-0185  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: JOHN D. HOYLES, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER  
 
Description of the organization's activities: AN ASSOCIATION THAT REPRESENTS CANADIAN JURISTS BOTH NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY, THE CBA IS DEDICATED TO THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES: TO IMPROVE THE LAW; TO IMPROVE THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE; TO PROMOTE ACCESS TO JUSTICE; TO PROMOTE EQUALITY IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION AND JUSTICE SYSTEM; TO IMPROVE THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ETHICAL STANDARDS AND WELL-BEING OF MEMBERS OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION; TO REPRESENT THE LEGAL PROFESSION NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY; AND, TO PROMOTE THE INTEREST OF MEMBERS OF THE CBA. THE NATIONAL OFFICE PROVIDES LEGISLATIVE MONITORING AND LIAISON, MEMBERSHIP, CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION, TRANSLATION, MEETING COORDINATION, ACCOUNTING, DATA PROCESSING, GROUP INSURANCE, COMMUNICATIONS AND PRINTING, AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES. THE 32 NATIONAL SECTIONS OF THE CANADIAN BAR ASSOCIATION PROVIDE A
Organization's membership or classes of membership: FORUM FOR DEVELOPMENT OF INDIVIDUAL SPECIALTIES AND PROVIDE INFORMATION TO ASSOCIATION MEMBERS ON SPECIFIC AREAS OF LAW. REGULAR MEMBERSHIP: LAWYER, NOTARY, JUDGE, LAW TEACHER/PROFESSOR WHO WAS CALLED TO A CANADIAN BAR; ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: MEMBER OF BAR OR LAW SOCIETY JUDGE OR NOTARY OUTSIDE CANADA; RETIRED MEMBERSHIP: LAWYER, NOTARY OR JUDGE WHO IS RETIRED FROM ACTIVE PRACTICE OF LAW OR THE BENCH; SCHOLAR MEMBERSHIP: LAWYER WHO IS UNDERTAKING FULL-TIME POST-GRAD. LEGAL STUDIES OR BAR ADM. STUDIES IN ORDER TO BE ADMITTED TO ANOTHER CANADIAN BAR OR LAW SOCIETY. LAW STUDENT MEMBERSHIP: STUDENT WHO IS ENROLLED FULL-TIME IN LAW STUDIES AT A RECOGNIZED LAW SCHOOL IN CANADA OR ARTICLING STUDENT.
 
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? Yes
End date of the organization's last completed financial year: 2007-08-31
 
List of Government Funding
Government Institution Funding Received in Last Financial Year
Canadian International Development Agency $387,867.06

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: BERNARD AMYOT
Position title: PRESIDENT
Public offices held: No
 
Name: JOAN BERCOVITCH
Position title: SENIOR DIRECTOR, LEGAL AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: HOLLY DOERKSEN
Position title: DIRECTOR, NATIONAL SECTIONS
Public offices held: No
 
Name: KERRI FROC
Position title: LEGAL POLICY ANALYST
Public offices held: No
 
Name: STEPHEN HANSON
Position title: SENIOR DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: JOHN HOYLES
Position title: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: WAYNE ONCHULENKO
Position title: TREASURER
Public offices held: No
 
Name: AVIVA ROTENBERG
Position title: DIRECTOR, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Public offices held: No
 
Name: GAYLENE SCHELLENBERG
Position title: LEGAL POLICY ANALYST
Public offices held: No
 
Name: ROBIN SULLY
Position title: DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
Public offices held: No
 
Name: TAMRA THOMSON
Position title: DIRECTOR, LEGISLATION AND LAW REFORM
Public offices held: Yes
 

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Canadian Heritage (PCH), Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), CANADIAN JUDICIAL COUNCIL, Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Competition Tribunal (CT), Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), Environment Canada, EXPORT DEVELOPMENT BANK, Federal Environmental Assessment Review Office (FEARO), Finance Canada (FIN), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Health Canada (HC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), Industry Canada, Justice Canada (JC), National Defence (DND), Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages (OCOL), Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC), Privy Council Office (PCO), Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC), Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC), Revenue Canada (RC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Solicitor General Canada (SGC), Statistics Canada (StatCan), Status of Women Canada (SWC), Transport Canada (TC), Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Informal communications, Meetings, Other types: INTERNET, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Aboriginal Affairs, Broadcasting, Constitutional Issues, Consumer Issues, Defence, Employment and Training, Environment, Financial Institutions, Health, HUMAN RIGHTS, Immigration, Industry, Intellectual Property, Internal Trade, INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, International Relations, International Trade, Justice and Law Enforcement, Labour, Taxation and Finance, Telecommunications, Transportation
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Access to Justice, Canada Social Transfer - Legal Aid Standards and Funding, Solicitor-Client Privilege, Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession, Equality and Human Rights, Delivery of Legal Services, Criminal Law and Procedure, Civil Justice, Aboriginal Justice, Military Justice, Democratic Development (including contribution agreements), Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Charities Law, Citizenship and Immigration, Commercial Law, Competition Law, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, Family Law, Fisheries and Maritime Law, Health Law, Intellectual Property, International Trade, Labour Law, Pensions, Privacy, Taxation, Telecommunications, Transportation, representation to Uniform Law Conference of Canada
Subject Matter: Prospective: Access to Justice, Canada Social Transfer - Legal Aid Standards and Funding, Solicitor-Client Privilege, Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession, Equality and Human Rights, Delivery of Legal Services, Criminal Law and Procedure, Civil Justice, Aboriginal Justice, Military Justice, Democratic Development (including contribution agreements), Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Charities Law, Citizenship and Immigration, Commercial Law, Competition Law, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, Family Law, Fisheries and Maritime Law, Health Law, Intellectual Property, International Trade, Labour Law, Pensions, Privacy, Taxation, Telecommunications, Transportation, representation to Uniform Law Conference of Canada
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Regulation Assisted Human Reproduction Act - Reimbursement of Expenditures
Policy or Program Atlantic Fisheries Licensing Policy
Legislative Proposal Bail Reform
Policy or Program Canada Experience Class
Policy or Program Draft Predatory Pricing Enforement Guidelines
Legislative Proposal Excess Business Holding Rules
Legislative Proposal Federal Securities Transfer Legislation
Legislative Proposal Fifth Protocol to the Canada-United States Income Tax Conventions
Regulation Guidelines on State-Owner Investors
Policy or Program Immigration & Refugee Protection Act Humanitarian Workers
Legislative Proposal Income Tax Act - Tax Provisions of Federal Budget 2007
Legislative Proposal Lawful Access to Name and Address (CNA)
Policy or Program Merger Notification Filing Fee Structure
Policy or Program OECD Tax Intermediaries Study
Legislative Proposal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)
Regulation Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act Regulations
Regulation Regulation for Transport Merger Notifications
Policy or Program Repatriation of Omar Khadr to Canada
Policy or Program Repayment of Student Loans
Policy or Program Self-Regulated Professions - Balancing Competition and Regulation
Policy or Program Work Permit and Labour Market Opinions - Processing Delays

Subject matters added through a communication report:
Aboriginal School Survivors 2008-08-17
Agents of the Crown 2008-08-18
Clemency Policy 2008-08-17
Legal Aid 2008-08-18
Privacy Act 2008-08-18



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