Submissions to Government

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Gowning Requirements for Counsel (Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal)

  • November 08, 2019

The CBA recommends changes to the Federal Court of Appeal’s gowning policies to accommodate counsel who need to depart from traditional gowning requirements due to personal circumstances such as pregnancy, medical condition or disability.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Air & Space Law and 16 more..., Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Civil Litigation, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Competition Law, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, Health Law, Immigration Law, Intellectual Property, Labour & Employment, Maritime Law, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law, Pension and Benefits Law, Privacy and Access, Taxation Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Women Lawyers

Gowning Requirements for Counsel (Chief Justice of the Federal Court)

  • November 08, 2019

The CBA recommends changes to the Federal Court Court’s gowning policies to accommodate counsel who need to depart from traditional gowning requirements due to personal circumstances such as pregnancy, medical condition or disability.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Air & Space Law and 16 more..., Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Civil Litigation, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Competition Law, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, Health Law, Immigration Law, Intellectual Property, Labour & Employment, Maritime Law, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law, Pension and Benefits Law, Privacy and Access, Taxation Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Women Lawyers

Transfer Pricing Amendments

  • November 05, 2019

The Joint Canadian Bar Association/Canadian Professional Accountants of Canada Taxation Committee comments on revised draft amendments to the transfer pricing regime in Income Tax Act s. 247, raising concerns about potential unintended consequences.

Business Law, CCCA, Taxation Law

Model Mergers Timing Agreement

  • October 25, 2019

The CBA questions the necessity of the Competition Bureau's proposed agreement governing the time and evidence required to assess efficiency claims in merger reviews. The CBA recommends improvements.

Business Law, CCCA, Civil Litigation and 3 more..., Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Competition Law, Intellectual Property

Privacy Act Modernization

  • October 08, 2019

The CBA supports modernizing the Privacy Act and suggests changes to bringing it in line with privacy legislation governing the private sector (PIPEDA).

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 1 more..., Privacy and Access

Medical Assistance in Dying

  • October 04, 2019

The CBA supports a ruling that some restrictions on the eligibility to medical assistance in dying are unconstitutional and encourages the federal government to work with provinces and territories to ensure eligibility is aligned with SCC guidance.

Alternative Dispute Resolution, CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law and 12 more..., Child and Youth Law, Civil Litigation, Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice, Elder Law, Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Health Law, Insurance Law, Privacy and Access, Taxation Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts

Landing Process

  • October 03, 2019

The CBA recommends eliminating or improving the immigration landing process requirement.

Immigration Law