Submissions and Resolutions


Bill C-2 — Respect for Communities Act

  • October 15, 2014

The CBA says Bill C-2 should not be passed, as it would create insurmountable legislative obstacles to establishing new, or retaining existing safe injection sites.

Aboriginal Law, Criminal Justice, Health Law and 1 more..., Municipal Law

Bill C-9 — First Nations' Elections Act

  • March 21, 2014

While the CBA finds the goals of the First Nations’ Elections Act (Bill C-9) laudable, it must not interfere with First Nations’ constitutional right to determine their own systems of internal government. We suggest amendments to the Bill.

Aboriginal Law

Indigenous Legal Traditions

  • February 16, 2013

WHEREAS the interface of European common and civil law with Aboriginal peoples and Indigenous laws dates back hundreds of years

Aboriginal Law

Violence against Aboriginal Women

  • October 18, 2012

The Canadian Bar Association (CBA Section) requests that the Department of Justice Canada work with Aboriginal communities to plan a national inquiry that will help break inter generational cycles of violence that are so destructive to Aboriginal women.

Aboriginal Law