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.


Revised Consent Guidelines (PIPEDA)

  • April 26, 2018

The CBA comments on the Privacy Commissioner’s revised draft guidelines for obtaining meaningful consent and recommends some clarification.

Business Law, CCCA, Competition Law and 3 more..., Pension and Benefits Law, Privacy and Access, Sole Practitioners

Bill C-69 — Impact Assessment Act

  • April 26, 2018

The CBA comments on Impact Assessment Act in Bill C-69, to strengthen the new environmental assessment process and respect for the rights of Indigenous peoples.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Business Law and 8 more..., Civil Litigation, Competition Law, Construction and Infrastructure Law, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, International Law, Maritime Law, Municipal Law, Real Property Law

Budget 2018 Asylum Seekers and Legal Aid

  • April 18, 2018

The CBA applauds commitments in the 2018 federal budget to support asylum seekers and temporary foreign workers.

Constitutional & Human Rights, Immigration Law, International Law

Bill C-45, Cannabis Act

  • April 17, 2018

The CBA supports many changes made to Bill C-45 – the Cannabis Act – in the House of Commons, but reiterates its concerns about the Bill’s excessive reliance on the criminal law outside of the regulatory framework.

Aboriginal Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice

Model Rules on Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing — Amendments

  • April 03, 2018

The CBA comments on proposed amendments to the Federation of Law Societies of Canada model rules on anti-money laundering (cash transactions, client identification and verification) and on a proposed new rule (trust accounts).

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Air & Space Law and 41 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, Judges Forum, 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, Public Sector, Real Property Law, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Taxation Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers, Student Forum

Eligible Dependent Tax Credit

  • March 08, 2018

The CBA urges changes to facilitate sharing of the eligible dependent tax credit in shared custody situations.

Family Law, Taxation Law