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.


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

Digital Charter Implementation Act

  • November 17, 2021

The CBA suggests changes to the bill on the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020 in anticipation of a similar bill being reintroduced in Parliament. The bill would result in unintended consequences if reintroduced without changes.

CCCA, Privacy and Access

Tax Issues for Separated Families

  • November 15, 2021

The CBA recommends changes to the Income Tax Act and interpretation bulletin IT-99R5 to correct inequality in tax law for parents who have a shared time arrangement with their children.

Child and Youth Law, Family Law, Sole Practitioners and 1 more..., Taxation Law

Canadian Refugee Protection Portal

  • October 27, 2021

The CBA recommends changes to the new Canadian Refugee Protection Portal to ensure access to justice, and withdrawal of the Portal until those changes are made.

Immigration Law

Family Law Public Legal Education

  • October 13, 2021

The CBA offers suggests needs for additional public legal education and information on income disclosure in family law.

Child and Youth Law, Family Law, Taxation Law

Charities Consultation – Disbursement Quota

  • September 29, 2021

The CBA reiterates its concern that raising the Disbursement Quota in a low interest environment will be challenging for many charities.

Business Law, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Taxation Law

Registered Pension Plan Borrowing Restrictions

  • September 16, 2021

The CBA comments on possible changes to the borrowing restrictions applicable to registered pension plans.

Administrative Law, Insolvency Law, Business Law and 12 more..., CCCA, Civil Litigation, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Competition Law, Construction and Infrastructure Law, Elder Law, Health Law, International Law, Pensions and Benefits Law, Privacy and Access, Taxation Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts