RULING ON OPENING STATEMENT
- Request by Applicant
The Canadian Bar Association sought leave to make an opening statement during Stage 2 of the Inquiry proceedings so that the CBA can address the issues that are of concern to the CBA and are within the Commissioner's mandate.
Leave to make an opening statement is granted on the following basis:
The Canadian Bar Association may make an opening statement for up to 30 minutes to highlight the key points outlined in their written submission. The written submission can be filed as Inquiry evidence at that time. The CBA is requested to coordinate with Commission counsel to arrange an appropriate time for making the opening statement.
It is also envisaged that Commission counsel may also find an occasion as appropriate to afford the CBA another opportunity to present oral testimony through participation in a panel. Commission counsel will contact the CBA at a later date if this opportunity arises.