Submissions and Resolutions


Welcome to Prime Minister

  • November 04, 2015

The CBA extends congratulations to the Prime Minister and looks forward to working with the new government to convey the perspective of the legal profession on issues of mutual interest.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Air & Space Law and 41 more..., Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insolvency Law, Business Law, CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit 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, Judges Forum, Labour & Employment, Law Practice Management, Legal Prof Assistance, 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, Taxation Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers, Student Forum, Child and Youth Law

Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada (Physician Assisted Dying)

  • November 02, 2015

The CBA tells the federal External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada that it supports amendments to the Criminal Code and harmonized provincial and territorial legislation to address physician-assisted dying.

Alternative Dispute Resolution, CCCA, Civil Litigation and 7 more..., Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice, Elder Law, Equity, Family Law, Health Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts

Relocation of Children in Family Law Proceedings

  • August 13, 2015

Whereas Canadian legislation gives little guidance for parents to know when they need permission from the other parent or the court to relocate with a child, and no clear test or factors help determine if a move is likely to be permitted in the child’s best interests;

Family Law, Child and Youth Law

Clarifying Law About End of Life Decision-Making

  • February 21, 2015

WHEREAS end of life decision-making in health care is legally, ethically and emotionally challenging

Aboriginal Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice and 5 more..., Elder Law, Family Law, Health Law, Privacy and Access, Wills, Estates and Trusts

Bill C-560 — In the Interests of Children

  • May 26, 2014

The CBA opposes against Bill C-560 to ensure that the best interests of children continues to be the primary focus of all legal decisions concerning children.

Family Law

In the Interests of Children — Response to Bill C-560

  • May 08, 2014

The CBA reiterates its stance to retain the “best interests of the child” test for custody and access, and opposes private member’s Bill C-560 that would impose equal parenting time for children.

Family Law, Child and Youth Law

Collaborative Law

  • August 11, 2012

WHEREAS the culture of dispute resolution has changed across Canada to support more outside of court options for separating families

Alternative Dispute Resolution, Family Law