Federal Court Practice Guidelines re Urgent Stay Motions for Removals from Canada

  • February 18, 2021

The Federal Court has issued new practice guidelines for immigration and refugee proceedings, specifically related to urgent stay motions for removals from Canada. The guidelines provide information on how to bring motions for stays of removal, and the form and content of stay motions. For more information, see the Notice.

SCJ: Feb 9 Update

  • February 10, 2021

The Hon. David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced the appointment of the Hon. Mark L. Edwards as Regional Senior Judge of the SCJ for the Central East Region. For more information, please see here.

Upcoming Divorce Act Changes

  • February 05, 2021

As of March 1, 2021, both the Divorce Act and the Children’s Law Reform Act will be amended to include significant changes to divorce, separation and parenting. The changes to the Divorce Act include amendments to the Central Registry of Divorce Proceedings regulation under that act. 

Work that works: Equality, diversity and inclusion

  • January 27, 2021

In her latest monthly column for The Lawyer’s Daily, OBA President Charlene Theodore looks at ways we can build workplaces where everyone can thrive. She says people with positions of power in our workplaces need to consider getting equality, diversity and inclusion right as a core part of their job.