Steve Major writes in the Canadian Bar Association National Magazine on "The case against the proposed CBA resolution for 'climate justice': The climate change resolution is divisive and not in the fundamental interest of the CBA."
Steve says, "I personally suspect "climate justice" is just code for being "Anti-Canadian Energy." Going further down this "rabbit hole" is not a wise use of the CBA's limited time and resources, particularly as we must emerge from the damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Just because certain other law industry associations in the U.S. and other Commonwealth nations may have allowed themselves to be hijacked in recent years by special interest groups like those seeking "climate justice," the CBA must be wary of falling prey to such ideological pursuits. Anecdotally, many of my colleagues who are current CBA members were frustrated to see the resolution was before the organization. Others explained they had already quit their CBA Membership because of efforts like this in the past.
The CBA's core mandate is to educate and advocate on subjects that matter to lawyers as lawyers and not as partisans on highly debatable social topics. Simply put, this kind of motion is divisive and not in the fundamental interest of the CBA.
The resolution ought to be resoundingly rejected by CBA members."