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.

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Survey on Counsel Credits

  • January 17, 2022

After meeting with the Supreme Court of Canada, the CBA canvassed Bar members about counsel credits included in the Court’s judgments.

Civil Litigation, Criminal Justice, French Speaking Lawyers and 2 more..., Judges Forum, Women Lawyers

Examining the Canadian Competition Act in the Digital Era

  • January 14, 2022

The CBA cautions that more study is required on proposed amendments to the Competition Act to address anti-competitive behaviour in the digital age.

Administrative Law, Air & Space Law, Business Law and 9 more..., Civil Litigation, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Competition Law, Construction and Infrastructure Law, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, Insolvency Law, International Law, Pensions and Benefits Law, Taxation Law

Questions relating to Trade in Services

  • December 23, 2021

The CBA advises Global Affairs Canada on a future bilateral free trade agreement with the United Kingdom (UK) and the UK's request to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

Administrative Law, Business Law, CCCA and 10 more..., Civil Litigation, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Competition Law, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Immigration Law, Insurance Law, Labour & Employment, Public Sector, Taxation Law

Section 91 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

  • December 17, 2021

The CBA proposes an amendment to remove paralegals from the categories of persons authorized to practice immigration law under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Administrative Law, Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 8 more..., Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Immigration Law, International Law, Public Sector, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Facilitative Measures for Afghan Nationals

  • December 13, 2021

The CBA recommends changes to immigration processing to expedite eligible Afghan nationals coming to Canada.

Administrative Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, French Speaking Lawyers and 4 more..., Immigration Law, International Law, Public Sector, Young Lawyers

First Nations and the DQ

  • December 10, 2021

The CBA urges Finance Canada to consult with affected First Nations on the Disbursement Quota, to meet its obligations under UNDRIP.

Aboriginal Law, CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law

Congratulations and Invitation

  • December 02, 2021

The CBA welcomes the Immigration Minister, commenting on consultants, COVID response in immigration services, portal issues, the situation in Afghanistan and the right to counsel.

Administrative Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, French Speaking Lawyers and 1 more..., Public Sector

Congratulations and Invitation

  • December 02, 2021

The CBA welcomes the Minister of Employment, commenting on labour shortages, making policy manuals public, and implementing a Recognized Employer Initiative.

Administrative Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, French Speaking Lawyers and 2 more..., Immigration Law, Public Sector

Specific Claims Tribunal

  • November 23, 2021

The CBA offers suggestions to the Specific Claims Tribunal, aimed at making the Tribunal more efficient and flexible.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law