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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Federal Court Practice Direction on AI Guidance

  • November 24, 2023

The CBA commented on the Federal Court Notice to Profession and Public: Principles on the Prospective Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Air & Space Law and 12 more..., Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Civil Litigation, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Constitutional & Human Rights, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, Immigration Law, Maritime Law, Pensions and Benefits Law, Privacy and Access, Public Sector, Taxation Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts

Bill C-56 — Affordable Housing and Groceries Act

  • November 23, 2023

The CBA comments on Bill C-56, the Affordable Housing and Groceries Act, recommending improvements to the GST New Residential Rental Property Rebate and amendments to the Competition Act.

Business Law, CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law and 12 more..., Civil Litigation, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Competition Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Construction and Infrastructure Law, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, Family Law, Insurance Law, International Law, Labour & Employment, Municipal Law, Taxation Law

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

  • November 17, 2023

To mark World Children’s Day, the CBA calls on Canadian governments to champion the advancement of children’s rights through a Government Action Plan to realize the recommendations of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Aboriginal Law, Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 7 more..., Family Law, Health Law, Immigration Law, International Law, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Women Lawyers

Bill S-248 — Advance Requests for Medical Assistance in Dying

  • October 31, 2023

The CBA comments on Bill S-248, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying) and its proposed approach for advance requests for medical assistance in dying.

CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Child and Youth Law and 10 more..., Civil Litigation, Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice, Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Health Law, Insurance Law, Privacy and Access, Taxation Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts

Income Tax Act — GAAR Proposals and Self-Help Transactions

  • October 13, 2023

The Joint Canadian Bar Association/Canadian Professional Accountants of Canada Taxation Committee comments on Income Tax Act s. 245 amendments, with examples of what should be acceptable transactions under the General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR).

CAPSA Guideline for Pension Plan Risk Management

  • October 03, 2023

The CBA comments on the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities' proposed revised Guideline for Pension Plan Risk Management.

Administrative Law, Business Law, CCCA and 16 more..., Civil Litigation, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Competition Law, Construction and Infrastructure Law, Elder Law, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, Family Law, Health Law, Insolvency Law, Insurance Law, International Law, Labour & Employment, Pensions and Benefits Law, Privacy and Access, Taxation Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts