Submissions and Resolutions


Governor in Council Appointments

  • May 04, 2016

The Canadian Bar Association welcomes the federal government's announcement of a new approach to Governor in Council (GiC) appointments and encourages attention to underlying issues that affect the perceived integrity of GiC appointees, particularly for adjudicative tribunals.

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Bill C-14 — Medical Assistance in Dying (Letter to Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs)

  • May 04, 2016

The Canadian Bar Association recommends amendments to Bill C-14 (medical assistance in dying) to align with Carter v. Canada.

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Judicial and Prothonotary Compensation and Benefits

  • March 14, 2016

The CBA provides input to the fifth quadrennial Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission on the applicable principles in setting judicial and prothonotary compensation and benefits, to protect and promote judicial independence.

Civil Litigation, Constitutional & Human Rights, Judges Forum

Responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action

  • March 08, 2016

The Canadian Bar Association supports the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action of June 2015 and urges others to do the same. Many of the calls are consistent with CBA policy, and work has already begun on those issues.

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Entity Regulation

  • March 07, 2016

The CBA comments on entity regulation to the Federation of Law Societies and encourages the law societies to harmonize any new regulations between jurisdictions

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