Submissions to Government

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Criminal Blood Alcohol Concentration

  • August 04, 2017

The CBA cautions that lowering the criminal blood alcohol concentration will not detect impaired drivers, and could result in court delays.

Criminal Justice

Canada's New Feminist International Assistance Policy

  • July 27, 2017

The CBA welcomes Canada's new feminist international assistance policy, with its renewed focus on inclusive governance and gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

International Law, Women Lawyers

Independence of the Judiciary in Poland

  • July 25, 2017

The CBA urges the Government of Canada to encourage judicial independence in Poland.

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NAFTA Renegotiation and Modernization

  • July 19, 2017

The CBA comments on the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The CBA recommends aligning a revised NAFTA with next-generation trade agreements and broadening the scope of cross-border trade.

Aboriginal Law, CCCA, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade and 7 more..., Competition Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, Immigration Law, International Law, Labour & Employment, Real Property Law

CBSA Flagpoling Pilot Project

  • July 11, 2017

The CBA expresses concern about the CBSA Flagpoling Pilot Project and offers suggestions for a more collaborative approach to address lengthy processing times for immigration applications.

Business Law, CCCA, Immigration Law

Court Funding and Judicial Independence

  • July 05, 2017

The CBA urges the government to adequately fund the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, Court Martial Appeal Court and Tax Court and safeguard judicial independence.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Air & Space Law and 11 more..., Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Civil Litigation, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Competition Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, Immigration Law, Intellectual Property, Maritime Law, Military Law, Taxation Law

Supreme Court of Canada Appointment

  • June 28, 2017

The CBA says that Supreme Court of Canada appointments should be based on merit, ensuring a judiciary that reflects the full diversity of Canada’s regions, legal systems and population, while respecting the convention of regional representation.

Aboriginal Law, Civil Litigation, Constitutional & Human Rights and 2 more..., Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Women Lawyers

Trans Inmates Policy

  • June 13, 2017

The CBA comments on proposed changes to Correctional Service of Canada policies on transgender inmates.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 6 more..., Criminal Justice, Labour & Employment, Military Law, Privacy and Access, Public Sector, Women Lawyers

Medical Assistance in Dying – Monitoring Regime

  • June 13, 2017

The CBA comments on a proposed federal framework for monitoring medical assistance in dying.

CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 6 more..., Criminal Justice, Elder Law, Health Law, Privacy and Access, Public Sector, Wills, Estates and Trusts