Submissions and Resolutions

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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

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

Bill C-16 — Canadian Human Rights Act and Criminal Code Amendments (gender identity or expression)

  • May 11, 2017

The CBA urges the Senate to pass Bill C-16, which adds "gender identity or expression" to the prohibited grounds of discrimination in the Canadian Human Rights Act and to the identifiable groups in the hate crime provisions of the Criminal Code.

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Independent Reviews - Medical Assistance in Dying

  • January 23, 2017

The CBA extends offer of assistance on Medical Assistance in Dying studies to be undertaken by Council of Canadian Academies.

Alternative Dispute Resolution, CCCA, Constitutional & Human Rights and 7 more..., Criminal Justice, Elder Law, Family Law, Health Law, Privacy and Access, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Child and Youth Law

Electronic Travel Authorizations and Dual Citizenship

  • December 21, 2016

The CBA highlights several areas of concern with the recent implementation of the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), and the impact of policies surrounding it on Canadian citizens.

Family Law, Immigration Law, International Law

Shortage of Judges

  • December 19, 2016

The CBA reiterates the urgency of filling vacancies and increasing judicial complements across Canada, noting the critical shortage of judges in Quebec and Alberta.

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, Pension 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

Study on Access to the Justice System - Legal Aid

  • December 07, 2016

The CBA recommends that the federal government endorse CBA and ALAP's Proposed National Benchmarks for Public Legal Assistance Services, and provide a dedicated transfer for funding civil legal aid.

Family Law

Assisted Human Reproduction Act

  • November 25, 2016

The CBA says Assisted Human Reproduction Act regulations should improve uniformity in the law, avoid restricting the availability of reproductive technologies and avoid reliance on criminal law.

Family Law, Health Law, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity