Registry of Lobbyists

Registration - In-house Organization

Canadian Bar Association / Association du Barreau canadien / Paul D. Paton, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Registration Information

In-house Organization name: Canadian Bar Association / Association du Barreau canadien
Responsible Officer Name: Paul D. Paton, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 1996-10-16
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 949639-576

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 102

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 2

Version 22 of 72 (2007-09-10 to 2008-03-06)

Version 22 of 72 (2007-09-10 to 2008-03-06) 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
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: 2006-08-31
 
List of Government Funding
Government Institution Funding Received in Last Financial Year
Foreign Affairs and International Trade $60,363.00
Canadian Heritage $11,260.00
Canadian International Development Agency $1,065,549.96

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: Brian Coburn
Position title: Senior Director, Finance, Administration & Technology
Public offices held: No
 
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: 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: CANADA SOCIAL TRANSFER-LEVELS & STANDARDS FOR LEGAL AID FUNDING; ABORIGINAL JUSTICE; CONTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS; EQUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS; RATIFICATION OF INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS, INCLUDING ENFORCEMENT AND HUMAN RIGHTS; INDEPENDENCE OF THE JUDICIARY AND LEGAL PROFESSION; ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE; COMMERCIAL AND TRADE LAW; IMMIGRATION; CRIMINAL LAW; TAXATION LAW; PRIVACY; MILITARY JUSTICE; FAMILY LAW; INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY; HEALTH LAW; BANKRUPTCY AND INSOLVENCY; COMPETITION ACT, GUIDELINES AND POLICIES; SOLICITOR-CLIENT PRIVILEGE; TELECOMMUNICATIONS; CHARITIES LAW; PRIVACY & ACCESS TO INFORMATION; TRANSPORTATION; DEMOCRATIC DEVELOPMENT.
Subject Matter: Prospective: CANADA SOCIAL TRANSFER - LEGAL AID STANDARDS & FUNDING; INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT - CONTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS; EQUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS; SYSTEMS OF CIVIL, CRIMINAL AND MILITARY JUSTICE; HUMAN RIGHTS; REPRESENTATION TO UNIFORM LAW CONFERENCE OF CANADA; ABORIGINAL JUSTICE; ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE; INDEPENDENCE OF THE JUDICIARY AND THE LEGAL PROFESSION; DELIVERY OF LEGAL SERVICES; ACCESS TO JUSTICE, COMMERCIAL LAW, CRIMINAL LAW, CITIZENSHIP & IMMIGRATION; PRIVACY; TAXATION; FAMILY LAW; INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY; HEALTH LAW; PRIVACY; BANKRUPTCY & INSOLVENCY; COMPETITION LAW; INTERNATIONAL TRADE; SOLICITOR-CLIENT PRIVILEGE; TELECOMMUNICATIONS; CHARITIES LAW; PRIVACY & ACCESS TO INFORMATION; TRANSPORTATION; DEMOCRATIC DEVELOPMENT.
 

Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter

Categories Description
Policy or Program 2007 Federal Budget - Exes Business Holdings
Bill or Resolution Bill C-10 - Minimum Penalties for Firearms Offences;
Bill or Resolution Bill C-18 - DNA Identification
Bill or Resolution Bill C-22, Criminal Code amendments (age of protection)
Bill or Resolution Bill C-26 - Criminal Interest Rate
Bill or Resolution Bill C-299 - Criminal Code, Canada Evidence Act and Competition Act Amendments;
Bill or Resolution Bill C-32 - Criminal Code amendments (impaired driving)
Bill or Resolution Bill C-33 - Income Tax Act
Bill or Resolution Bill C-35, Criminal Code Amendments (reverse onus in bail proceedings)
Bill or Resolution Bill C-41 - Competition Act Amendments
Bill or Resolution Bill C-44 - Canadian Human Rights Act Amendments
Bill or Resolution Bill C-53 - Settlements of International Investment Disputes
Bill or Resolution Bill C-57 - Immigration and Refugee Protection Act Amendments (exploitation and trafficking in persons - exotic dancers)
Bill or Resolution Bill C-9 - Conditional Sentence of Imprisonment;
Bill or Resolution Bill C-9 - Criminal Code Amendments
Policy or Program Canada's Specific Claims Policy;
Policy or Program Competition Bureau Study of the Professions
Policy or Program Competition Compliance Program;
Legislative Proposal Competition Tribunal: Appointments and Rules
Policy or Program Court Challenges Program and Law Commission of Canada;
Policy or Program CSIC and Ghost Consultants
Policy or Program Environmental Claims: A guide for industry and advertisers
Policy or Program Human Rights in China
Policy or Program Immigration and Refugee Board Appointments;
Regulation Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations;
Regulation Income Tax Act - Foreign Affiliate Rules
Policy or Program Information Bulletin on Section 11 of the Competition Act
Regulation Information Bulletin on Sections 15 and 16 of the Competition Act (search warrants)
Policy or Program Inter-jurisdictional Support Orders
Policy or Program International Fair Tax Initiative
Legislative Proposal Investment Canada Act
Bill or Resolution Investment Powers for Charities;
Policy or Program Judicial Appointment Process;
Policy or Program Legal Aid Funding;
Policy or Program Maritime Law Reform - Supplementary Discussion Papers
Legislative Proposal Not-For-Profit Governance Legislation;
Legislative Proposal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act Review;
Regulation Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act Regulations
Policy or Program Repatriation of Omar Khadr to Canada
Policy or Program Repayment of Student Loans
Policy or Program Review of Competition Policy
Legislative Proposal Specified Investment Flow-Through Trusts and Partnerships;
Policy or Program Sustaining Democracy through the Rule of Law;
Policy or Program UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities




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