Submissions and Resolutions


Budget 2018 Asylum Seekers and Legal Aid

  • April 18, 2018

The CBA applauds commitments in the 2018 federal budget to support asylum seekers and temporary foreign workers.

Constitutional & Human Rights, Immigration Law, International Law

Asylum Seekers – Policy and Legislative Options

  • October 25, 2017

The CBA suggests ways to address the recent influx of asylum seekers arriving in Canada from the US, balancing border integrity and Canadian security with refuge and protection for people in need.

Constitutional & Human Rights, Immigration Law, International Law

Reinstatement of the Court Challenges Program

  • June 07, 2017

The CBA recommends changes to the reinstated Court Challenges Program to ensure its effectiveness, its contribution to equality and access to justice in Canada, and to include Aboriginal and treaty rights.

Aboriginal Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

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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Study on Access to the Justice System - Legal Aid

  • December 07, 2016

The CBA recommends that the federal government endorse CBA and ALAP's Proposed National Benchmarks for Public Legal Assistance Services, and provide a dedicated transfer for funding civil legal aid.

Family Law

Delays in Canada's Criminal Justice System

  • October 18, 2016

The CBA adds to its previous submissions on ways to reduce delays in the criminal justice system, including changes to disclosure, promoting early resolution, modernizing routine appearance and investing in legal aid.

Criminal Justice, Sole Practitioners

Legal Aid Benchmarks

  • August 12, 2016

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

Aboriginal Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Elder Law and 1 more..., Family Law