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, Child and Youth Law

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.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Air & Space Law and 41 more..., Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insolvency Law, Business Law, CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Civil Litigation, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Competition Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Construction and Infrastructure Law, Criminal Justice, Elder Law, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, Equity, Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Health Law, Immigration Law, Insolvency Law, Insurance Law, Intellectual Property, Judges Forum, Labour & Employment, Law Practice Management, Well-Being, Maritime Law, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law, Military Law, Municipal Law, Pensions and Benefits Law, Privacy and Access, Public Sector, Real Property Law, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Taxation Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers, Student Forum, Child and Youth Law

Medical Assistance in Dying — Advance Requests, Mature Minors and Persons with Mental Illness

  • November 08, 2016

The CBA advocates legislative amendments and comments on proposed studies about medical assistance in dying and advance requests, eligibility of mature minors and of persons with mental illness.

Alternative Dispute Resolution, CCCA, Constitutional & Human Rights and 6 more..., Criminal Justice, Elder Law, Health Law, Privacy and Access, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Child and Youth Law

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 2 more..., Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Child and Youth Law

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, Child and Youth 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 and 1 more..., Child and Youth Law