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.


Medical Inadmissibility of Immigrants

  • November 17, 2017

The CBA says application of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for medical inadmissibility must be consistent with the Canadian Charter of Rights and international human rights standards.

Family Law, Health Law, Immigration Law and 1 more..., International Law

GST/HST Amendments - Investment Limited Partnerships

  • November 09, 2017

The CBA makes recommendations to clarify proposed GST/HST changes on services provided by general partners to partnerships engaged in investment activities.

Business Law, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Competition Law and 8 more..., Construction and Infrastructure Law, Insolvency Law, Insurance Law, Labour & Employment, Pension and Benefits Law, Real Property Law, Sole Practitioners, Taxation Law

Bill S-224 — Canada Prompt Payment Act

  • November 09, 2017

The CBA urges the federal government to conduct broad stakeholder consultation before the House of Commons considers Senate Bill S-224 (government payments under construction contracts)

CCCA, Construction and Infrastructure Law

Bill C-58, Access to Information Act

  • October 31, 2017

The CBA comments on Bill C-58, addressing changes to the Access to Information Act, proactive publication, and solicitor-client privilege.

Business Law, CCCA, Pension and Benefits Law and 1 more..., Privacy and Access

Bill C-51 — Criminal Code: Sexual Assault amendments

  • October 30, 2017

The CBA cautions that Bill C-51 will not improve justice for either complainants or accused in sexual assault cases, and highlights sections likely to attract constitutional scrutiny.

Aboriginal Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice

Asylum Seekers – Policy and Legislative Options

  • October 25, 2017

The CBA suggests ways to address the recent influx of asylum seekers arriving in Canada from the US, balancing border integrity and Canadian security with refuge and protection for people in need.

Constitutional & Human Rights, Immigration Law, International Law

Statutory Review of Canada's Anti-Spam Law

  • October 23, 2017

The CBA says that Canada's Anti-Spam Law must strike a balance between protecting consumers from unwanted, deceptive and damaging commercial electronic messages and allowing businesses to compete in a global marketplace.

Business Law, CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law and 4 more..., Competition Law, Pension and Benefits Law, Privacy and Access, Taxation Law

Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness Letter on Proposed Tax Proposals

  • 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.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Air & Space Law and 39 more..., Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insolvency Law, Business Law, CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Civil Litigation, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Competition Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Construction and Infrastructure Law, Criminal Justice, Elder Law, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, Equity, Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Health Law, Immigration Law, Insolvency Law, Insurance Law, Intellectual Property, International Law, Labour & Employment, Law Practice Management, Legal Prof Assistance, Maritime Law, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law, Military Law, Municipal Law, Pension and Benefits Law, Privacy and Access, Real Property Law, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Taxation Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers, Student Forum

Global Skills Strategy Initiative

  • October 12, 2017

The CBA welcomes the goals of the Global Skills Strategy - to give employers a faster, more predictable process to attract top talent and new skills to Canada - and suggests improvements to make it better.