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.


Trade-marks Act — Use Requirement

  • May 26, 2017

The CBA explains its concerns about proposed changes to the use requirement for trademark registration and suggests mitigating measures.

Business Law, CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law and 3 more..., Intellectual Property, International Law, Public Sector

Bill C-16 — Canadian Human Rights Act and Criminal Code Amendments (gender identity or expression)

  • May 11, 2017

The CBA urges the Senate to pass Bill C-16, which adds "gender identity or expression" to the prohibited grounds of discrimination in the Canadian Human Rights Act and to the identifiable groups in the hate crime provisions of the Criminal Code.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Air & Space Law and 41 more..., Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insolvency Law, Business Law, CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit 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, Taxation Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers, Student Forum

Purpose and Principles of Criminal Law - 1982

  • May 08, 2017

The CBAcomments that Justice Canada's, Purpose and Principles of Criminal Law - 1982, has held up well over 35 years, and offers some suggestions for updates.

Aboriginal Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice

Immigration Consultants

  • May 05, 2017

The CBA responds to the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants letter to the Citizenship and Immigration Committee. The CBA's concern is ensuring adequate public protection through the integrity of our immigration system.

Immigration Law