Submissions and Legislative Updates


Canada's New Feminist International Assistance Policy

  • July 27, 2017

The CBA welcomes Canada's new feminist international assistance policy, with its renewed focus on inclusive governance and gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

International Law, Women Lawyers

Shortage of Judges

  • December 19, 2016

The CBA reiterates the urgency of filling vacancies and increasing judicial complements across Canada, noting the critical shortage of judges in Quebec and Alberta.

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Family Reunification

  • October 26, 2016

The CBA supports family reunification as an objective of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Given the economic, social and cultural benefits, family reunification should be a priority for Canada.

Elder Law, Family Law, Immigration Law and 1 more..., Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Statement Against the Immigration Detention of Children

  • October 04, 2016

The CBA supports the Statement Against Immigration Detention of Children that urges the government of Canada to cease the immigration detention of unaccompanied minors, children and families to halt the significant harm to children.

Family Law, Immigration Law

Parental Recognition

  • August 12, 2016

A Canadian Bar Association resolution passed at the 2016 Annual Meeting of Council.

Family Law, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Wills, Estates and Trusts