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Prisoners’ Exercise of Right to Counsel

  • August 29, 2023

The CBA highlights the difficulties prisoners have in exercising their right to counsel. It urges Correctional Service Canada and the Parole Board of Canada to solve these concerns.

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

Improving Canada's Anti Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regime

  • August 16, 2023

The CBA comments on how to improve Canada’s Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regime, emphasizing the protection of solicitor-client privilege.

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Welcome Letter to Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada:

  • August 03, 2023

The CBA welcomes the new Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and sets out mutual priorities.

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Appointment of an Associate Chief Judge for the Superior Court of Québec

  • June 15, 2023

(Available in French only) The CBA underscores the urgency of filling the position of Associate Chief Judge of the Superior Court of Quebec.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Air & Space Law and 44 more..., Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insolvency Law, Business Law, CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Child and Youth 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, International Law, 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, Student Forum, Taxation Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers, Assurances et Lit. Civils, TĂ©lĂ©com., Info. et Prop. Int.

Bill C-42 — Canada Business Corporations Act Amendments (Beneficial Ownership Registry)

  • June 08, 2023

The CBA expresses privacy concerns in full public access to a beneficial ownership registry.

Air & Space Law, Business Law, CCCA and 15 more..., Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Civil Litigation, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Competition Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Construction and Infrastructure Law, Criminal Justice, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, Insolvency Law, Intellectual Property, International Law, Labour & Employment, Pensions and Benefits Law, Privacy and Access, Taxation Law

Bill C-311 — Criminal Code amendments (violence against pregnant women)

  • May 29, 2023

The CBA opposes private member’s Bill C-311, which would make attacks on a pregnant person an aggravating circumstance in sentencing, and urges the government to protect the right to abortion access.

Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice and 7 more..., Family Law, Health Law, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Judicial Vacancies

  • May 24, 2023

The CBA voices serious concerns about the current state of judicial vacancies in federally appointed courts.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Air & Space Law and 42 more..., Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insolvency Law, Business Law, CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Child and Youth 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, International Law, 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, Student Forum, Taxation Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Bill C-47 – Improving the Economic Sanctions Regime

  • May 12, 2023

The CBA suggests improvements to proposed amendments to Canada’s economic sanctions regime in the Special Economic Measures Act and Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law).

Administrative Law, Air & Space Law, Business Law and 18 more..., CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Civil Litigation, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Competition Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Construction and Infrastructure Law, Criminal Justice, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, Immigration Law, Insolvency Law, Intellectual Property, International Law, Labour & Employment, Municipal Law, Pensions and Benefits Law, Privacy and Access, Taxation Law

Bill C-47 – Improving the Economic Sanctions Regime

  • May 12, 2023

The CBA suggests improvements to proposed amendments to Canada’s economic sanctions regime in the Special Economic Measures Act and Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law).

Aboriginal Law, Air & Space Law, Business Law and 18 more..., CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Civil Litigation, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Competition Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Construction and Infrastructure Law, Criminal Justice, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, Immigration Law, Insolvency Law, Intellectual Property, International Law, Labour & Employment, Municipal Law, Pensions and Benefits Law, Privacy and Access, Taxation Law

Foreign Influence Transparency Registry

  • May 10, 2023

The CBA supports a foreign influence transparency registry and recommends that legal advice and information subject to solicitor-client or contemplated litigation privilege be exempt from registration requirements.

Administrative Law, Air & Space Law, Business Law and 18 more..., CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Civil Litigation, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Competition Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Construction and Infrastructure Law, Criminal Justice, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, Immigration Law, Insolvency Law, Intellectual Property, International Law, Labour & Employment, Municipal Law, Pensions and Benefits Law, Privacy and Access, Taxation Law