Submissions and Resolutions


Policies for Naming Courthouses

  • February 21, 2015

WHEREAS independence of the judiciary is a fundamental principle of Canada’s justice system and an essential feature of the rule of law

International Initiatives Committee

  • February 21, 2015

WHEREAS the CBA established the International Development Committee as a committee dedicated to the development of fair justice systems throughout the world

Federal Court — Limited Scope Retainers

  • February 12, 2015

The CBA responds to Federal Court consultation document about Limited Scope Representation at the Federal Courts, noting that Limited Scope Representation can be one way to improve access to justice.

Rule of Law as a Global Development Goal

  • August 14, 2014

WHEREAS the Millennium Development Goals adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2000 as the framework for sustainable development will conclude in 2015, and the international community is now debating a new global framework for sustainable development to replace the Millennium Development Goals to operate from 2015 to 2030

Reaching Equal Justice

  • February 22, 2014

WHEREAS the Access to Justice Committee was created in 2011 with a mandate to coordinate and integrate CBA activities to improve and promote access to justice for the poor and middle class in Canada

Accommodating the Disability of FASD to Improve Access to Justice

  • August 17, 2013

WHEREAS a person whose mother consumed alcohol during a critical development period in her pregnancy may be born with a permanent organic brain injury which results in a cognitive disorder known as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), a range of neurological and behavioral challenges that may affect an individual