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 Assistance in Dying

  • October 06, 2017

The CBA responds to the Expert Panel on Medical Assistance in Dying, tasked with examining issues about requests by mature minors, advance requests, and requests where mental illness is the sole underlying medical condition.

Alternative Dispute Resolution, CCCA, Constitutional & Human Rights and 7 more..., Criminal Justice, Elder Law, Family Law, Health Law, Privacy and Access, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Wills, Estates and Trusts

Immigration and Refugee Legal Aid Services

  • October 02, 2017

The CBA calls for more legal aid for immigration and refugee matters in Canada, in light of reduced funding and service suspension in several jurisdictions.

Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice, Immigration Law and 1 more..., International Law

PIPEDA — Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations

  • October 02, 2017

The CBA says Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations under PIPEDA should balance individual privacy rights and the legitimate needs of businesses to collect, use and disclose personal information for reasonable purposes.

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

Bill C-45 — Cannabis Act

  • September 27, 2017

The CBA urges that criminal offences for cannabis follow the models for regulated substances like tobacco and alcohol.

Aboriginal Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice and 2 more..., Health Law, Municipal Law

Privacy of Canadians at Airports and Borders

  • September 27, 2017

The CBA recommends balancing national security and privacy rights, and reminds the government to protect solicitor-client privilege at the border.

Air & Space Law, CCCA, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade and 2 more..., Immigration Law, Privacy and Access

Bill C-49 – Transportation Modernization Act

  • September 18, 2017

The CBA comments on the new airline joint venture approval process in Bill C-49, Transportation Modernization Act, suggesting changes to balance the benefits with the risks and costs of the new process.

Air & Space Law, Business Law, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade and 3 more..., Competition Law, International Law, Taxation Law

Bill C-46– Impaired Driving Act

  • September 18, 2017

The CBA urges caution in amending the Criminal Code to address drug and alcohol impaired driving.

Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice

Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness letter on proposed tax proposals

  • August 31, 2017

The CBA joins the Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness —a unified voice to oppose federal government’s tax proposals for incorporated small businesses.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Air & Space Law and 38 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