Submissions and Resolutions


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

Security of Canada Information Sharing Act (SCISA)

  • January 30, 2017

The CBA supports information sharing for the purpose of national security that is necessary, proportionate and accompanied by adequate measures against abuse.

Criminal Justice, International Law, Privacy and Access

Independent Reviews - Medical Assistance in Dying

  • January 23, 2017

The CBA extends offer of assistance on Medical Assistance in Dying studies to be undertaken by Council of Canadian Academies.

Alternative Dispute Resolution, CCCA, Constitutional & Human Rights and 7 more..., Criminal Justice, Elder Law, Family Law, Health Law, Privacy and Access, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Child and Youth 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.

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, 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, Child and Youth Law

Medical Assistance in Dying — Advance Requests, Mature Minors and Persons with Mental Illness

  • November 08, 2016

The CBA advocates legislative amendments and comments on proposed studies about medical assistance in dying and advance requests, eligibility of mature minors and of persons with mental illness.

Alternative Dispute Resolution, CCCA, Constitutional & Human Rights and 6 more..., Criminal Justice, Elder Law, Health Law, Privacy and Access, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Child and Youth Law

Cyber Security

  • November 01, 2016

The federal government can show much needed leadership by creating, adopting and modeling best practices for cyber security. The CBA welcomes the chance to comment on draft legislation or regulations, or to participate in consultations.

CCCA, Criminal Justice, Privacy and Access