Protecting the safety and prosperity of Canadians

  • August 20, 2021

Economic threats to national security may not grab headlines as much as other dangers with the potential to affect Canada, but that doesn’t mean they’re not dangerous to the safety and prosperity of Canadians. Earlier this year the federal government struck a task force to study and address new and emerging threats and asked stakeholders to give feedback.

More than summits are needed to tackle hate

  • July 28, 2021

“Organizing summits is not enough.” This is the clear message sent on behalf of the Canadian Bar Association by its President Bradley D. Regehr to Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth Bardish Chagger and Justice Minister David Lametti.

Ensuring access to clients' online CRA accounts crucial to avoid extensive delays

  • June 28, 2021

The Canadian Bar Association’s Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section acknowledges how successful the Canada Revenue Agency, or CRA, has been in increasing the proportion of charity applications that are accepted thanks to the Charities IT Modernization Project, or CHAMP. But lawyers acting for charities face a number of difficult challenges with the MyBA online portal that result in extensive delays for clients.

Modernizing bankruptcy and insolvency directives and regulations

  • June 28, 2021

The Insolvency Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association believes the directives and regulations under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, or BIA, as well as the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act need to be updated to encourage the use of technology and facilitate the process of bankruptcy.

Making room for legal representatives

  • June 28, 2021

The Immigration Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association urges Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to address the serious and systemic issue of legal representative exclusion.

Protecting older Canadians requires a national strategy, not more laws

  • June 28, 2021

The Elder Law and Criminal Justice Sections of the Canadian Bar Association, in a submission and an appearance in front of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights’ study of elder abuse, say the way to address elder abuse is not to add offences in the Criminal Code but to create a Pan-Canadian Elder Abuse Strategy.