Submissions to Government

Our Submissions to Government are open to the public. They are presented here in a non-accessible PDF format. If you would like to receive an accessible web version, please contact us by email.


Bill C-69 — Impact Assessment Act

  • March 05, 2019

The CBA comments on how changes to Bill C-69's Impact Assessment Act address its recommendations to strengthen the new process and respect the rights of Indigenous peoples.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Business Law and 8 more..., Civil Litigation, Competition Law, Construction and Infrastructure Law, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, International Law, Maritime Law, Municipal Law, Real Property Law

Income Tax Act — Definition of “Public Corporation”

  • March 04, 2019

The Joint Canadian Bar Association/Canadian Professional Accountants of Canada Taxation Committee wants to change the Income Tax Act definition of public corporation to avoid inappropriate tax results in public M&A "going private" transactions.

Draft Strategic Plan 2019-2022

  • March 01, 2019

The CBA comments on the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities' Draft Strategic Plan for 2019-2022.

Labour & Employment, Pension and Benefits Law, Taxation Law

IRPR Regulations re: Electronic Applications

  • February 26, 2019

The CBA urges caution, to ensure a fair process, in implementing proposed amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations supporting increased use of electronic tools in immigration applications.

Immigration Law, Privacy and Access

Bilingual Constitution of Canada

  • February 15, 2019

The CBA urges the federal government to engage with the provinces and territories to make Canada’s Constitution officially bilingual, in compliance with section 55 of the Constitution Act, 1982.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Civil Litigation and 4 more..., Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice, French Speaking Lawyers, International Law

CBA Proposal for Articling Student Survey

  • February 12, 2019

The CBA urges the Federation of Law Societies to collect demographic and information about the articling experience from Canadian articling students.

Young Lawyers