Submissions and Resolutions

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Modernization of the Official Languages Act

  • November 22, 2018

The CBA urges the government to modernize the Official Languages Act to better reflect the present-day reality of Canada's linguistic duality.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Civil Litigation and 4 more..., Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice, French Speaking Lawyers, International Law

Bill C-77 — National Defence Act Amendments

  • November 20, 2018

The CBA comments on changes to the military justice system and the new Declaration of Victims Rights in Bill C-77.

Administrative Law, Civil Litigation, Constitutional & Human Rights and 4 more..., Criminal Justice, International Law, Military Law, Privacy and Access

Bill C-83 — Corrections and Conditional Release Act Amendments

  • November 20, 2018

The CBA agrees with end to solitary confinement, but says Bill C-83 leaves too much discretion for correctional administrators to deprive prisoners of basic rights and lacks independent oversight to ensure discretion is properly used.

Aboriginal Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice and 1 more..., Military Law

Official Languages Act - Access to Justice in French and English

  • October 26, 2018

The CBA says the Official Languages Act should be modernized to reflect today's linguistic realities and it should include an enforceable section requiring the Justice Minister to ensure a completely bilingual Constitution for Canada.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Civil Litigation and 3 more..., Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice, International Law

Bill C-75 Criminal Code and Youth Criminal Justice Act amendments

  • September 14, 2018

The CBA supports proposals to improve court efficiencies while preserving fairness to the accused. It objects to proposals to abolish peremptory challenges, restrict preliminary inquiries and allow the introduction of police evidence by affidavit.

Aboriginal Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice and 1 more..., Child and Youth Law

Modernizing the Official Languages Act

  • August 14, 2018

The CBA says Parliament should add an enforceable section to the Official Languages Act requiring the Minister of Justice to ensure a completely bilingual Constitution for Canada.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Civil Litigation and 3 more..., Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice, International Law

Immunity and Leniency Programs

  • July 20, 2018

The CBA comments on proposed changes to the Competition Bureau's Immunity and Leniency Programs.

Administrative Law, Air & Space Law, Business Law and 10 more..., CCCA, Civil Litigation, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Competition Law, Construction and Infrastructure Law, Criminal Justice, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, International Law, Labour & Employment, Taxation Law

Supreme Court of Canada Rules

  • July 18, 2018

The CBA comments on changes to the Supreme Court of Canada Rules and a proposed Practice Direction on interveners.

Administrative Law, Civil Litigation, Constitutional & Human Rights and 1 more..., Criminal Justice

Reversing the Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act

  • July 06, 2018

The CBA urges reversal of measures undermining due process in immigration matters, and highlights disproportionate impact of new impaired driving penalties on permanent residents

Administrative Law, Criminal Justice, Immigration Law