CBA voices concern with Investment Canada Act changes in Omnibus Budget Bill

Omar Wakil, chair of the CBA National Competition Law Sections' Foreign Investment Review Committee, appeared before the House of Commons and Senate Committee this week to voice concerns with the amendments to the Investment Canada Act proposed in Bill C-43, the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2.

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CBA urges amendments to improve Bill C-13

Bill C-13, Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act, needs amending to ensure that only true “cyberbullying” will be prosecuted, and that Canadians’ privacy interests are protected when data is seized.

Tony Paisana, Executive Member of the CBA’s National Criminal Justice Section, presented the CBA submission (.pdf) to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on Nov. 20.

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CBA calls for changes to Bill C-43 regarding temporary foreign workers

Gordon Maynard, past chair of the CBA’s National Immigration Law Section, appeared before the Senate’s Social Affairs Committee to discuss the CBA’s submission on Bill C-43 and its provisions affecting the employers of temporary foreign workers.

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CBA speaks out against proposed changes to social assistance for refugees claimants in Bill C-43

Bill C-43 will give provinces the ability to withhold social assistance for refugee claimants. In its submission to government, the CBA states that doing so is an affront to values of human decency and dignity that Canadians hold dear.

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