Submissions and Resolutions

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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

Reinstatement of the Court Challenges Program

  • June 07, 2017

The CBA recommends changes to the reinstated Court Challenges Program to ensure its effectiveness, its contribution to equality and access to justice in Canada, and to include Aboriginal and treaty rights.

Aboriginal Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Canada-MERCOSUR Trade Consultations

  • June 06, 2017

The CBA comments on a potential Free Trade Agreement between Canada and MERCOSUR (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay).The CBA supports an agreement and highlights the importance of transparency, competition and human rights.

Aboriginal Law, Business Law, CCCA and 7 more..., Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Competition Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, Immigration Law, International Law, Child and Youth Law

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

Gender identity and gender expression rights in federal correctional facilities

  • March 17, 2017

The CBA raises concerns about transgender rights issues in federal corrections, including housing, segregation, searches and testing, showers and toilet facilities, access to personal items, clothing and prosthetics, and health care.

Aboriginal Law, CCCA, Constitutional & Human Rights and 6 more..., Criminal Justice, Military Law, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Women Lawyers, Student Forum