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Extend temporary COVID measures

  • April 26, 2022

The Immigration Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association believes temporary projects and processes put in place in the early months of the pandemic for temporary residents should be extended. That’s the gist of a letter sent to the Director of Temporary Resident Program Delivery at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Fulfilling Canada’s labour needs

  • April 26, 2022

Fulfilling Canada’s labour needs not only during the pandemic but on a long-term basis justifies facilitating the transition of international students to permanent resident status. That’s the message conveyed by the Immigration Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association in a letter sent to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

Legal certainty key for foreign investments in Canada

  • April 26, 2022

The Competition Law and Foreign Investment Review Section of the Canadian Bar Association is in favour of proposed changes to voluntary filing mechanisms for certain investments by non-Canadians under the Investment Canada Act, or ICA.

Striking a fair balance

  • April 26, 2022

The Judicial Issues Subcommittee of the Canadian Bar Association supports replacing the old process and establishing new rules for how complaints against federally appointed judges are handled. Bill C-9, An Act to amend the Judges Act, was introduced in December and the Subcommittee says, in a letter, that it supports the new process it ushers in.

Guaranteeing the right to access justice in French

  • April 26, 2022

The French Speaking Common Law Members Section of the Canadian Bar Association is calling on (available in French only; all quotations used here are translations) the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry and the Minister of Official Languages to ensure that Canadians can be heard in the official language of their choice in bankruptcy and insolvency cases.

Tough on crime a failed approach

  • April 26, 2022

The Criminal Justice Section of the Canadian Bar Association says in a submission that it supports Bill C-5, which proposes to remove several mandatory minimum sentences from the Criminal Code and other legislation, in addition to setting up a diversion program for simple drug possession offences.

For an effective reform

  • April 26, 2022

Although Bill C-32 died on the Order Paper after being tabled in the House of Commons in 2021, it continues to raise concerns among members of the Canadian Bar Association’s French Speaking Common Law Members Section.

Keeping porn away from kids

  • March 29, 2022

Most people agree with the goal of protecting children from the harms associated with increased exposure to internet pornography.

Advancing MAiD

  • March 28, 2022

The Canadian Bar Association is committed to clarifying the law about end-of-life decision-making, especially for persons with mental illness, mature minors and advanced requests for medical assistance in dying, or MAiD. To this end, the CBA’s End of Life Working Group recommends that the Criminal Code be amended in a way that aligns with the criteria established by the Supreme Court of Canada in Carter.

Targeted measures to foster competition

  • March 28, 2022

Because Canada’s Competition Act is crucial to Canada’s economic recovery and future prosperity, the Competition Law and Foreign Investment Review Section of the Canadian Bar Association believes that any review the legislation should be rigorous, fact-based and include an examination of the public and private enforcement of the Act.