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No more MAiD delays

  • June 27, 2023

Further delays to the eligibility for medical assistance in dying, or MAiD, in circumstances where the sole underlying condition is a mental illness are deeply concerning and should not be prolonged. That’s the gist of a letter to Justice Minister David Lametti and Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos from the Canadian Bar Association’s End of Life Working Group.

Fixing the worrisome backlog in trademark applications

  • June 27, 2023

The delays for trademark examinations in Canada have reached unacceptable proportions and need to improve, says the Intellectual Property Section of the Canadian Bar Association in a letter to the deputy minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada as well as to the deputy director of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, or CIPO.

Getting it right on technical amendments

  • May 26, 2023

Two recent letters by the Joint Committee on Taxation of the Canadian Bar Association and Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada make recommendations on technical amendments to the Income Tax Act.

Clarity on wage-fixing and no-poaching agreements

  • May 26, 2023

The Competition Law and Foreign Investment Review Section of the Canadian Bar Association offers a comprehensive list of suggestions to improve the draft enforcement guidance on wage-fixing and no-poaching agreements published by the Competition Bureau. The most salient ones are summarized below.

The future of competition law

  • May 26, 2023

The Competition Law and Foreign Investment Review Section of the Canadian Bar Association shared comprehensive comments on Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Consultation Paper on proposals to modernize the Competition Act and related legislation. They are summarized below.

Seeking clarity on national security reviews

  • May 26, 2023

The Competition Law and Foreign Investment Review Section of the Canadian Bar Association supports the objectives of Bill C-34 to ensure national security concerns arising from foreign investments are addressed effectively.

Erase historical convictions that are no longer relevant

  • April 24, 2023

The Criminal Justice Section of the Canadian Bar Association expresses its general support for Bill S-212, An Act to amend the Criminal Records Act, to make consequential amendments to other Acts and to repeal a regulation. It suggests recommendations to extend its reach and prohibit the dissemination of non-conviction information.

Consulting widely on pensions

  • April 24, 2023

The Pensions and Benefits Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association commends the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities, or CAPSA, for engaging stakeholders as it finalizes its 2023-2026 Strategic Plan.