CBA supports limited LIRA unlocking in cases of financial hardship

  • October 19, 2020

Pension plans exist to ensure that people have a pool of savings available in their retirement – and some retirement funds are “locked-in” until that time. Making these funds accessible to people before they retire would undermine the policy objective.

CBA Sections respond to MMIWG report

  • June 30, 2020

Money can’t solve all of the world’s problems, but stable, sustainable funding does seem to be the starting point for healing some of the wounds identified in the report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Maintaining personal autonomy key in MAID legislation

  • May 25, 2020

Amendments proposed in the federal government’s medical assistance in dying legislation fall short of the goal of harmonizing and clarifying the law, the CBA says in a submission to the Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Judges training bill aimed at the wrong target

  • April 21, 2020

Bill C-5, the latest iteration of legislation proposing to mandate sexual assault training for federal judges contains important modifications from a private member’s bill with a similar purpose tabled in the last Parliament, but still contains some worrisome elements apart from its impact on the independence of the judiciary: to wit, it addresses the wrong audience.

An opportune time for access-equals-delivery model

  • March 31, 2020

Access-equals-delivery is an idea whose time has come, the CBA’s Business Law Section says in response to the Canadian Securities Administrators’ proposed model for prospectuses and other documents.