CBA Administrative Law, Labour and Employment Law Conference 

Nov. 17-18, 2017
Ottawa ON


SAVE THE DATE: November 16-17, 2018



A Long Winding Road: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?

Navigating the pathways of administrative law and labour & employment law is difficult.  New obstacles challenge settled principles.  And finding the way forward often means looking back to trace our steps.  Join us in Ottawa on November 17 and 18, 2017 as we discuss emerging issues in these areas with experts and participants from across Canada.  Now in its 18th year, this joint conference of the CBA National Administrative Law and Labour & Employment Law Sections is the foremost gathering of academics, practitioners, decision-makers, and judges working in these areas.  Take advantage of this opportunity to discuss the latest legal developments, enhance your professional skills, network with colleagues in these challenging fields.


Four plenary sessions exploring topics of interest to the entire audience:

  • The pan-Canadian “Year-in-Review” of administrative law decisions with David Jones, Q.C.
  • The 35th Anniversary of the Charter: Lessons from the Past and for the Future in Administrative Law and Labour & Employment Law
  • Ethics and Professionalism in Practice and Decision-making
  • The popular “View from the Bench” featuring judges from across Canada

Our keynote speaker will be the Honourable Justice Suzanne Coté of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Breakout sessions tailored to each section:

  • “What’s New” in Labour & Employment law – Year in Review
  • The Aging Workforce: Accommodation and Benefits Issues
  • The Duty to Consult and other Aboriginal Law Issues in Administrative Decision-Making
  • Judicial Review of Executive Orders and Other Actions



On-line registration is now open. Simply click on the REGISTER NOW button located on the right-hand side of your screen. If you do not wish to proceed with on-line registration you can print, complete and send (by fax or mail) the PDF Registration Form.

There will be a 20% administrative charge for any cancellation received in writing prior to October 16, 2017. No refund will be given after October 16, 2017. There will be no refunds for “no-show” registrants. 

Conference Rates

$655.00 + taxes: CBA Members Early Bird Rate (Register by Friday September 29)
$590.00 + taxes: CBA Young Lawyers Early Bird Rate (Register by Friday September 29)

$715.00 + taxes: CBA Members*
$645.00 + taxes: CBA Young Lawyers
$395.00 + taxes: CBA Student Members
$845.00 + taxes: Government Registrants
$890.00 + taxes: Non-Members

*Members of the CBA Pensions and Benefits Law Section can attend "The Aging Workforce - Accommodation & Benefits" session and the lunchtime keynote on November 17th for $125. Please contact directly for registration.

**Registrants are eligible for a 15% discount towards registration at the CBA Access to Information and Privacy Law Symposium. Please contact for more information. 

Meeting Venue And accomodations

Shaw Centre
55 Colonel By Dr.
Ottawa, ON
K1N 9J2

Westin Ottawa (Connected to the Shaw Centre)
11 Colonel By Dr.
Ottawa, ON
K1N 9H4

Please book before Friday, October 13, 2017 in order to receive the rates below (subject to availability):

  • Traditional - $219
  • Deluxe - $259 
  • Suites - $344 and up



Air Canada, Book online to take advantage of a 10% discount on Economy Flex, Economy Latitude and Premium Economy airfares. You must quote promotion code Y87FUJG1 at the time of booking and must book online.

PORTER: Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale). Please book online using promo code CBAALE.

WESTJET: WestJet is pleased to offer 10% off the base fare and 15% off Plus base fares for travel between Ottawa and anywhere WestJet flies in North America. You must use the discount code LXM6QA3 at the time of booking and you must book online .

AVIS, the official rental car supplier of the CBA, offers several special rates. Reserve online or call 1-800-879-2847 and quote the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) # C136400

Budget, the official car and truck rental supplier of the CBA, offers special rates and promotions Reserve online or call 1-800-268-8900 and quote the Budget Customer Discount Code (BDC) # A033600.



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    Tina Howe
    CBA National Office

    613) 237-2925 
    ext. 190
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