Submissions and Resolutions


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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Temporary Foreign Worker Program

  • December 13, 2016

The CBA applauds the spirit of a Parliamentary study on the Temporary Foreign Workers Program and many of its recommendations, and continues to recommend revisions to the program.

Immigration Law, International Law, Labour & Employment

Court and Registry Management System

  • December 07, 2016

The CBA urges the Justice Minister to support technological advancements for the Federal Courts, and the Tax Court of Canada.

Aboriginal Law, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Civil Litigation and 5 more..., Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Immigration Law, Intellectual Property, Maritime Law, Taxation Law

Family Reunification

  • October 26, 2016

The CBA supports family reunification as an objective of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Given the economic, social and cultural benefits, family reunification should be a priority for Canada.

Elder Law, Family Law, Immigration Law and 2 more..., Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Child and Youth Law