Submissions and Resolutions


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).

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Making Access to Justice an Election Priority

  • June 11, 2019

The CBA is asking party leaders to show leadership on access to justice, by dedicating federal legal aid funding; and adopting guiding principles for a national, integrated system of public legal assistance.

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Bill C-93, Criminal Records Act

  • June 07, 2019

The CBA supports Bill C-93’s aim of an easy and free process for record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis, but suggests it should be more accessible.

Aboriginal Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice

Bill C-83 — Corrections and Conditional Release Act Amendments

  • May 24, 2019

The CBA says that Bill C-83's amendments to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act will not bring Canadian laws on administrative segregation into compliance with international norms.

Aboriginal Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice

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

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.

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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.

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