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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Supreme Court Hearings Outside Ottawa

  • February 04, 2019

The CBA supports a principled approach to occasional SCC sittings outside Ottawa and outlines several factors to consider.

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Congratulations and Invitation

  • January 15, 2019

The CBA welcomes the new Minister of Justice

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Tax Proposals for Private Corporations — Protecting Past Passive Investments

  • May 25, 2018

The Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness continues to recommend measures to alleviate the burden of new passive income rules on businesses.

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Reviewing Canada's Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regime

  • May 11, 2018

The CBA responds to a Finance Canada consultation on Canada's anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regime.

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Model Rules on Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing — Amendments

  • April 03, 2018

The CBA comments on proposed amendments to the Federation of Law Societies of Canada model rules on anti-money laundering (cash transactions, client identification and verification) and on a proposed new rule (trust accounts).

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Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness feedback on revised tax proposals

  • February 22, 2018

The Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness remains concerned with changes to income splitting rules and upcoming changes to passive investments. The Coalition continues to recommend a comprehensive review of Canada's income tax system.

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Canada’s Reports on United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

  • January 15, 2018

The CBA offers guidance on the template for Canada's next report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child.

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Bill C-58 — Solicitor-Client Privilege

  • December 20, 2017

The CBA says Bill C-58 should not allow the Information and Privacy Commissioners to review records subject to solicitor-client privilege.

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Addressing Corporate Wrongdoing in Canada

  • December 08, 2017

The CBA recommends Deferred Prosecution Agreements and enhancements to the Integrity Regime to expand Canada's toolkit to address corporate wrongdoing.

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Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness Feedback on Revised Tax Proposals for Private Corporations

  • November 22, 2017

While the Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness welcomes some movement to proposed tax rules for Canadian-controlled private corporations, more consultation is needed to understand and address the consequences of the complex proposals.

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Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness — Proposed Tax Proposals for Private Corporations

  • October 12, 2017

The Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness, of which the CBA is a member, asks again that the government set aside tax proposals for Canadian Controlled Private Corporations in favour of a comprehensive review of Canadian tax policy.

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Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness letter on proposed tax proposals

  • August 31, 2017

The CBA joins the Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness —a unified voice to oppose federal government’s tax proposals for incorporated small businesses.

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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.

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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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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.

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Trans Inmates Policy

  • June 13, 2017

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

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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.

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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.

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Shortage of Judges

  • December 19, 2016

The CBA reiterates the urgency of filling vacancies and increasing judicial complements across Canada, noting the critical shortage of judges in Quebec and Alberta.

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Federal Judicial Discipline Process

  • September 21, 2016

The CBA make recommendations to Justice Canada on reforms to the federal judicial discipline process. The CBA urges inclusion of lay persons and puisne judges, the development of a code of procedure and reintroduction of Inquiry Independent Counsel.

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Post-Judicial Return to Practice

  • September 21, 2016

The CBA advises the Federation of Law Societies of Canada that post-judicial return to practice should be regulated, with corresponding recommendations.

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Canadian Bar Association Governance and Organization

  • August 12, 2016

A Canadian Bar Association resolution passed at the 2016 Annual Meeting of Council.

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CBA Speaker Diversity

  • August 12, 2016

A Canadian Bar Association resolution passed at the 2016 Annual Meeting of Council.

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Model Code of Professional Conduct

  • July 12, 2016

CBA supports proposed changes to FLSC Model Code of Professional Conduct on competence, dishonesty, leaving a law firm, and incriminating physical evidence.

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Governor in Council Appointments

  • May 04, 2016

The Canadian Bar Association welcomes the federal government's announcement of a new approach to Governor in Council (GiC) appointments and encourages attention to underlying issues that affect the perceived integrity of GiC appointees, particularly for adjudicative tribunals.

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Responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action

  • March 08, 2016

The Canadian Bar Association supports the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action of June 2015 and urges others to do the same. Many of the calls are consistent with CBA policy, and work has already begun on those issues.

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Entity Regulation

  • March 07, 2016

The CBA comments on entity regulation to the Federation of Law Societies and encourages the law societies to harmonize any new regulations between jurisdictions

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Canadian Bar Association Intervention Policy

  • February 24, 2016

A Canadian Bar Association resolution passed at the 2016 Mid-Winter Meeting of Council.

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Joint Policy Statement on Audit Inquiries

  • February 24, 2016

A Canadian Bar Association resolution passed at the 2016 Mid-Winter Meeting of Council.

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Welcome to Justice Portfolio

  • November 04, 2015

The CBA extends congratulations to the Justice Minister and looks forward to working with her to convey the perspective of the legal profession on issues of mutual interest.

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Welcome to Prime Minister

  • November 04, 2015

The CBA extends congratulations to the Prime Minister and looks forward to working with the new government to convey the perspective of the legal profession on issues of mutual interest.

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Women Lawyers Forum Regulation Amendment

  • February 16, 2013

WHEREAS the Women Lawyers Forum recently amended its regulation to create two co-chairs and now wishes to clarify election and succession procedures

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