Submissions and Resolutions

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Gowning Requirements for Counsel (Chief Justice of the Federal Court)

  • November 08, 2019

The CBA recommends changes to the Federal Court Court’s gowning policies to accommodate counsel who need to depart from traditional gowning requirements due to personal circumstances such as pregnancy, medical condition or disability.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Air & Space Law and 16 more..., Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Civil Litigation, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Competition Law, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, Health Law, Immigration Law, Intellectual Property, Labour & Employment, Maritime Law, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law, Pensions and Benefits Law, Privacy and Access, Taxation Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Women Lawyers

Bill C-51 — Criminal Code: Sexual Assault amendments

  • October 30, 2017

The CBA cautions that Bill C-51 will not improve justice for either complainants or accused in sexual assault cases, and highlights sections likely to attract constitutional scrutiny.

Aboriginal Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice

Canada's New Feminist International Assistance Policy

  • July 27, 2017

The CBA welcomes Canada's new feminist international assistance policy, with its renewed focus on inclusive governance and gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

International Law, Women Lawyers, Child and Youth Law

Trans Inmates Policy

  • June 13, 2017

The CBA comments on proposed changes to Correctional Service of Canada policies on transgender inmates.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 6 more..., Criminal Justice, Labour & Employment, Military Law, Privacy and Access, Public Sector, Women Lawyers

Medical Assistance in Dying – Monitoring Regime

  • June 13, 2017

The CBA comments on a proposed federal framework for monitoring medical assistance in dying.

CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 6 more..., Criminal Justice, Elder Law, Health Law, Privacy and Access, Public Sector, Wills, Estates and Trusts

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

End-of-Life Decisions – Advance Requests

  • May 26, 2017

The CBA encourages the Chairs of the three Working Groups (mature minors, advance requests, mental illness) established by the Expert Panel on Medical Assistance in Dying to consider the experiences of lawyers and their clients.

CCCA, Civil Litigation, Constitutional & Human Rights and 8 more..., Criminal Justice, Elder Law, Family Law, Health Law, Insurance Law, Privacy and Access, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Child and Youth Law

End-of-Life Decisions – Mature Minors

  • May 26, 2017

The CBA encourages the Chairs of the three Working Groups (mature minors, advance requests, mental illness) established by the Expert Panel on Medical Assistance in Dying to consider the experiences of lawyers and their clients.

CCCA, Civil Litigation, Constitutional & Human Rights and 8 more..., Criminal Justice, Elder Law, Family Law, Health Law, Insurance Law, Privacy and Access, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Child and Youth Law

End-of-Life Decisions – Mental Illness

  • May 26, 2017

The CBA encourages the Chairs of the three Working Groups (mature minors, advance requests, mental illness) established by the Expert Panel on Medical Assistance in Dying to consider the experiences of lawyers and their clients.

CCCA, Civil Litigation, Constitutional & Human Rights and 8 more..., Criminal Justice, Elder Law, Family Law, Health Law, Insurance Law, Privacy and Access, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Child and Youth Law