Submissions and Resolutions


Medical Assistance in Dying

  • October 04, 2019

The CBA supports a ruling that some restrictions on the eligibility to medical assistance in dying are unconstitutional and encourages the federal government to work with provinces and territories to ensure eligibility is aligned with SCC guidance.

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Income Tax Act — Employee Stock Option Amendments

  • September 13, 2019

The Joint Canadian Bar Association/Canadian Professional Accountants of Canada Taxation Committee comments on technical aspects of draft legislation to amend the employee stock option rules as announced in Budget 2019

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Transfers of Information for Processing

  • August 28, 2019

The CBA says a proposed change in the Privacy Commissioner’s position on transfers of information for processing could introduce uncertainty in the law and be inconsistent with 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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Potential WTO Negotiations on E-commerce

  • May 07, 2019

The CBA believes a WTO e-commerce agreement could increase market access, eliminate barriers to digital trade and safeguard personal information and consumer protection but stresses that it should not restrict competition.

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