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CBA on the Cannabis Act

  • January 02, 2018

CBA's response to the CBSA Consultations on proposed regulatory amendments to the Cannabis Act.

What’s coming up in PD

  • December 07, 2017

Our Professional Development people have lined up a host of spring conferences, and a brand new slate of substantive law webinars covering topics such as litigating social change through the Charter, civil forfeiture and mental health for the winter law series.

CBA on Bill C-23, Preclearance Act

  • December 04, 2017

Michael Greene appeared on behalf of the CBA before the Senate Committee on National Security and Defence to present a submission on Bill C-23, Preclearance Act, 2016 prepared by the Immigration Law Section, the Criminal Justice Section and the Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade Section.

National Child Day – What can you do?

  • November 08, 2017

The CBA’s Child Rights Committee has some ideas for what you can do to improve the rights of all Canadian children on Nov. 20 – National Child Day – and every other day of the year.

Call for nominations – Founders’ Award

  • November 08, 2017

The CBA Immigration Law Section is accepting nominations for its Founders’ Award. This award recognizes an exceptional law student or junior lawyer and a future leader of our Section. The successful candidate will be recognized at our National Immigration Law Conference in April 2018.

CBA on privacy of Canadians at airports and borders

  • September 28, 2017

The Canadian Bar Association appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics. The submission was prepared by the CBA Privacy and Access, Immigration Law, and Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade Sections, as well as the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) and the Ethics Subcommittee of the Policy Committee of the Board.

Overview of Appointments of Prothonotaries of the Federal Court

  • July 26, 2017

The Commissioner of Federal Judicial Affairs is seeking applications from barristers or advocates who are members in good standing of any provincial or territorial Bar, and who have extensive professional experience spanning at least ten years, to fill an existing vacancy at the Federal Court in Vancouver and create a pool of candidates to staff future prothonotary positions in Ottawa, Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver.

CBA on CBSA's Flagpoling pilot program

  • July 13, 2017

On July 11, the CBA Immigration Law Section sent a letter to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, voicing concerns with the lengthy processing times for various immigration applications at the CBSA’s Southern Ontario Region, as well as with the Flagpoling pilot project that was initiated on June 16, 2017.