Submissions and Resolutions

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CBSA Flagpoling Pilot Project

  • July 11, 2017

The CBA expresses concern about the CBSA Flagpoling Pilot Project and offers suggestions for a more collaborative approach to address lengthy processing times for immigration applications.

Business Law, CCCA, Immigration Law

Court Funding and Judicial Independence

  • July 05, 2017

The CBA urges the government to adequately fund the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, Court Martial Appeal Court and Tax Court and safeguard judicial independence.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Air & Space Law and 11 more..., Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Civil Litigation, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Competition Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, Immigration Law, Intellectual Property, Maritime Law, Military Law, Taxation Law

New National Immigration Detention Framework

  • June 12, 2017

The CBA comments on the Canadian Border Services Agency’s proposed new National Immigration Detention Framework.

Family Law, Immigration Law, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Canada-MERCOSUR Trade Consultations

  • June 06, 2017

The CBA comments on a potential Free Trade Agreement between Canada and MERCOSUR (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay).The CBA supports an agreement and highlights the importance of transparency, competition and human rights.

Aboriginal Law, Business Law, CCCA and 6 more..., Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Competition Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, Immigration Law, International 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.

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, International Law, 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

Immigration Consultants

  • May 05, 2017

The CBA responds to the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants letter to the Citizenship and Immigration Committee. The CBA's concern is ensuring adequate public protection through the integrity of our immigration system.

Immigration Law

Immigration Consultants

  • March 31, 2017

The CBA says immigration consultants are not properly regulated. Only lawyers and Québec notaries should practice immigration law.

Immigration Law, International Law

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