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.

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Bill C-91 — Indigenous Languages Act

  • March 20, 2019

The CBA supports Bill C-91's goal of safeguarding Indigenous languages, and recommends an amendment to offer court remedies for violations of the rights it recognizes.

Aboriginal Law, Constitutional & Human Rights

Less Complex Claims: Short-hearing Process

  • March 15, 2019

The CBA recommends safeguards to procedural fairness in the Immigration and Refugee Board’s new short-hearing process for less complicated claims at the Refugee Protection Division.

Administrative Law, Immigration Law

College of Patent and Trade Mark Agents — Transitional Board

  • March 14, 2019

The CBA says the Board for the new College of Patent and Trademark Agents must include experts in regulatory frameworks and solicitor-client privilege, to avoid conflicts in rules for lawyer agents and to protect the public.

Intellectual Property

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