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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Federal Court of Canada 2020-2025 Strategic Plan

  • December 02, 2019

The CBA comments on the Federal Court's 2020-2025 Strategic Plan's proposed priorities of access to justice, modernization and strengthening the Court as a national institution.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Air & Space Law and 38 more..., Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insolvency Law, Business Law, CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Child and Youth Law, Civil Litigation, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Competition Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Construction and Infrastructure Law, Criminal Justice, Elder Law, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, Equity, French Speaking Lawyers, Health Law, Immigration Law, Insolvency Law, Insurance Law, Intellectual Property, International Law, Labour & Employment, Law Practice Management, Legal Prof Assistance, Maritime Law, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law, Military Law, Pension and Benefits Law, Privacy and Access, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Taxation Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Canada’s Remediation Agreement Regime

  • November 19, 2019

The CBA asks the Public Prosecution Service of Canada to issue guidance on how prosecutors plan to apply Remediation Agreements in Canada.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Air & Space Law and 42 more..., Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insolvency Law, Business Law, CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Child and Youth Law, Civil Litigation, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Competition Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Construction and Infrastructure Law, Criminal Justice, Elder Law, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, Equity, Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Health Law, Immigration Law, Insolvency Law, Insurance Law, Intellectual Property, International Law, Judges Forum, Labour & Employment, Law Practice Management, Legal Prof Assistance, Maritime Law, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law, Military Law, Municipal Law, Pension and Benefits Law, Privacy and Access, Public Sector, Real Property Law, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Taxation Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Gowning Requirements for Counsel (Supreme Court of Canada)

  • November 15, 2019

The CBA asks the Supreme Court of Canada to introduce a gowning policy to accommodate counsel who cannot meet traditional gowning requirements due to personal circumstances such as pregnancy, medical condition or disability

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Civil Litigation and 10 more..., Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, Family Law, Health Law, Labour & Employment, Pension and Benefits Law, Taxation Law, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

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