Submissions and Resolutions


Welcome to Prime Minister

  • November 04, 2015

The CBA extends congratulations to the Prime Minister and looks forward to working with the new government to convey the perspective of the legal profession on issues of mutual interest.

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, Well-Being, Maritime Law, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law, Military Law, Municipal Law, Pensions 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

Federal Court of Canada Prothonotaries

  • February 18, 2015

The CBA articulates support for the retention of prothonotaries as important decision-makers in the Federal Court.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Civil Litigation and 5 more..., Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Immigration Law, Intellectual Property, Labour & Employment, Maritime Law

Express Entry Ministerial Instructions - Section 5(1)(b)

  • December 18, 2014

As a follow up to its letter on Express Entry, the CBA provides five fact patterns and its understanding of how each would be dealt with under the Express Entry Ministerial Instruction, and asks government to confirm or correct its understanding.

Immigration Law, Labour & Employment

Express Entry

  • December 10, 2014

The CBA supports the goal of the Express Entry application system to make the permanent residency process faster and more responsive to the needs of the Canadian labour market. However, it has concerns about components of the process.

Immigration Law, Labour & Employment, Law Practice Management

Proposed Amendments to the Live-in Caregiver Program

  • November 27, 2014

The CBA supports reforms to the caregiver program, but has concerns about using Ministerial Instructions to this end. It is also concerned that the transition to the new "Caregiver Program" might cause hardship for those under the existing program.

Immigration Law, Labour & Employment