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.


Solvency Funding Considerations

  • July 13, 2018

The CBA urges Finance Canada to support a sustainable framework to strengthen pension coverage, guided by the principles of retirement income security, sustainability, and harmonization.

CCCA, Family Law, Labour & Employment and 1 more..., Pension and Benefits Law

Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

  • July 06, 2018

The CBA urges reversal of measures undermining due process in immigration matters, and highlights disproportionate impact of new impaired driving penalties on permanent residents

Administrative Law, Criminal Justice, Immigration Law

Market Studies Information Bulletin

  • June 29, 2018

The CBA expresses concern with broad-based market studies, including the Competition Bureau’s authority to conduct them, their value, strain on resources and burdens on private parties.

Administrative Law, Air & Space Law, Business Law and 8 more..., Civil Litigation, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Competition Law, Construction and Infrastructure Law, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, International Law, Labour & Employment, Taxation Law

Scheduling Practice for the Hearing of Applications

  • June 25, 2018

The CBA asks that previously scheduled hearings at the Immigration Appeal Division of the IRB be considered a date of non-availability of counsel for the Federal Court.

Civil Litigation, Immigration Law

Employment Insurance extended parental benefits

  • June 19, 2018

The CBA highlights an inconsistency between federal EI benefits and some provincial and territorial parental leave entitlements, and recommends claimants be clearly informed.

Family Law, Labour & Employment, Sole Practitioners and 1 more..., Young Lawyers

Processing time for Permanent Resident Cards

  • June 19, 2018

The CBA highlights the negative impact of long delays in processing permanent resident card applications, and recommends measures to reduce the wait and uncertainty.

Immigration Law

Independence of Canada’s refugee determination process

  • June 07, 2018

The CBA urges the federal government to maintain the role of the Immigration and Refugee Board as an independent quasi-judicial tribunal responsible for refugee determination in Canada.

Administrative Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Immigration Law and 2 more..., International Law, Public Sector