Submissions and Resolutions


Bill C-23 — Preclearance Act 2016

  • March 27, 2017

The CBA says that amendments to the Preclearance Act would grant highly intrusive powers to foreign officials operating on Canadian soil, diminishing the rights of Canadians and other travellers, without adequate safeguards.

Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Criminal Justice, Immigration Law

Bill C-6, Citizenship Act Amendments

  • February 14, 2017

The CBA supports aspects of Bill C-6 and recommends improvements for procedural protections around the revocation of citizenship.

Immigration Law

Canada's National Security Framework

  • February 10, 2017

The CBA summarizes its main priorities about the national security framework for the House of Commons Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice and 3 more..., Immigration Law, Military Law, Privacy and Access

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

National Security Green Paper, 2016

  • December 20, 2016

The CBA urges the federal government to conduct a rigorous review of Bill C-51, Anti-Terrorism Act 2015, giving equal weight to the impact of excessive state powers on individual rights and freedoms as to public safety concerns.

Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Criminal Justice, Immigration Law and 1 more..., Privacy and Access

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.

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