2022 G7 Leaders Summit – Bar Leaders Concerns

  • June 16, 2022

The CBA outlines issues of importance for the legal profession at the 2022 G7 Summit.

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Privacy in Personal Electronic Devices at the Canadian Border

  • June 03, 2022

The CBA comments on amendments to Customs Act and Preclearance Act, 2016 dealing with privacy in personal electronic devices at the border.

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Recommendations to Improve Processing Time and Procedures of Work Permit Applications for Visa Office and GSS Processing

  • May 26, 2022

The CBA recommends immediate steps for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to improve processing time and procedures at visa offices for Global Skills Strategy (GSS) and Outside Canada Work Permit Applications.

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PGWP Eligibility

  • April 28, 2022

The CBA recommends improvements to the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program in response to Canadian labour-market needs.

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United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

  • April 19, 2022

The CBA updates its February 2020 Alternative Report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child with a discussion of recent cases and events involving child and youth law in Canada.

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Vaccination Protocol for the Federal Court

  • March 22, 2022

The CBA assesses considerations for whether the Federal Court should adopt a vaccination protocol.

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National Security Review of Investments Regulations

  • March 11, 2022

The CBA recommends the creation of a voluntary filing mechanism and extending the delay for initial review period of certain investments under the National Security Review of Investments Regulations.

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Potential amendments to the Competition Act

  • March 10, 2022

The CBA recommends the creation of a voluntary filing mechanism and extending the delay for initial review period of certain investments under the National Security Review of Investments Regulations.

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Expanded access to work permits for foreign nationals

  • February 15, 2022

The CBA recommends that IRCC expand access to work permits for foreign nationals unable to return to their country of nationality.

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L'inclusion des personnes transgenres, non binaires et d'identités de genre diverses à la Cour d'appel fédérale

  • January 28, 2022

(only available in French) L'ABC recommande des mesures visant à améliorer l'inclusion des personnes transgenres, non binaires et d'identités de genre diverses à la Cour d'appel fédérale.

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Transgender, non-binary and gender diverse inclusivity at the Federal Court

  • January 28, 2022

The CBA recommends measures to improve transgender, non-binary and gender diverse inclusivity at the Federal Court.

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Measures to improve transgender, non-binary and gender diverse inclusivity at the Supreme Court of Canada.

  • January 24, 2022

The CBA recommends measures to improve transgender, non-binary and gender diverse inclusivity at the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Questions relating to Trade in Services

  • December 23, 2021

The CBA advises Global Affairs Canada on a future bilateral free trade agreement with the United Kingdom (UK) and the UK's request to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

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Section 91 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

  • December 17, 2021

The CBA proposes an amendment to remove paralegals from the categories of persons authorized to practice immigration law under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

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Facilitative Measures for Afghan Nationals

  • December 13, 2021

The CBA recommends changes to immigration processing to expedite eligible Afghan nationals coming to Canada.

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Congratulations and Invitation

  • December 02, 2021

The CBA welcomes the Immigration Minister, commenting on consultants, COVID response in immigration services, portal issues, the situation in Afghanistan and the right to counsel.

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Congratulations and Invitation

  • December 02, 2021

The CBA welcomes the Minister of Employment, commenting on labour shortages, making policy manuals public, and implementing a Recognized Employer Initiative.

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Campagne électorale fédérale -Lettre addressé au parti du Bloc québécois

  • August 23, 2021

(available in French only) Dans la foulée de l’élection fédérale de 2021, l’ABC cherche à obtenir l’engagement des chefs des partis à transformer les systèmes de justice afin d’assurer un accès égal à la justice au Canada.

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Federal election campaign – Letter New Democratic Party Leader

  • August 23, 2021

During the 2021 federal election, the CBA seeks a commitment from the Party Leaders to transform the justice systems to ensure equal access to justice in Canada.

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Federal election campaign – Letter to Green Party Leader

  • August 23, 2021

During the 2021 federal election, the CBA seeks a commitment from the Party Leaders to transform the justice systems to ensure equal access to justice in Canada.

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Federal election campaign – Letter to Conservative Party Leader

  • August 23, 2021

During the 2021 federal election, the CBA seeks a commitment from the Party Leaders to transform the justice systems to ensure equal access to justice in Canada.

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Federal election campaign – Letter to Liberal Party Leader

  • August 23, 2021

During the 2021 federal election, the CBA seeks a commitment from the Party Leaders to transform the justice systems to ensure equal access to justice in Canada.

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Situation in Afghanistan

  • August 23, 2021

The CBA joins with other G7 bar associations to urge G7 countries to ensure the safety of Afghan human rights defenders and in particular of Afghan women judges and lawyers.

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Release of CBSA’s Internal Policies

  • June 25, 2021

The CBA calls for Canada Border Service Agency to publish all policies and directives that guide its immigration decisions.

Immigration Law, Privacy and Access, Public Sector

Appointing BIPOC Candidates to the Federal Judiciary

  • September 14, 2020

The CBA urges the Prime Minister and Minister of Justice to appoint Black, Indigenous and People of Colour candidates to the Supreme Court of Canada and other federal judicial positions.

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Proposed Amendments to Model Code of Professional Conduct

  • August 28, 2020

The CBA comments on proposed changes to the Model Code of Professional Conduct provisions on discrimination and harassment and ex parte proceedings and communications.

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COVID-19 – Impediments to Justice Canada Proceeding before Federal Court

  • May 06, 2020

The CBA addresses technological challenges faced by Justice Canada in operating remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 — Indigenous Peoples' Governance

  • April 07, 2020

The CBA comments on federal government announcements about COVID-19 as they impact Indigenous peoples and First Nations governance processes.

Aboriginal Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Public Sector

COVID-19 – Remote Signatures

  • March 23, 2020

Due to COVID-19 social distancing, the CBA asks the CRA to accept digital or facsimile signatures in the same manner as a wet signature.

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Welcome and Meeting Request

  • December 20, 2019

The CBA to congratulates Minister of Justice and AG David Lametti on his re-appointment and looks forward to pursuing shared goals of advancing the rule of law, and improving legislation and the administration of justice.

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Federal Court of Canada 2020-2025 Strategic Plan

  • December 02, 2019

The CBA comments on the Federal Court's 2020-2025 Strategic Plan's proposed priorities of access to justice, modernization and strengthening the Court as a national institution.

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Canada’s Remediation Agreement Regime

  • November 19, 2019

The CBA asks the Public Prosecution Service of Canada to issue guidance on how prosecutors plan to apply Remediation Agreements in Canada.

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Making Access to Justice an Election Priority

  • June 11, 2019

The CBA is asking party leaders to show leadership on access to justice, by dedicating federal legal aid funding; and adopting guiding principles for a national, integrated system of public legal assistance.

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Supreme Court Hearings Outside Ottawa

  • February 04, 2019

The CBA supports a principled approach to occasional SCC sittings outside Ottawa and outlines several factors to consider.

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Congratulations and Invitation

  • January 15, 2019

The CBA welcomes the new Minister of Justice

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Review of Refugee Determination Procedures

  • August 16, 2018

The CBA supports an independent Immigration and Refugee Board, and offers input on recommended changes to IRB procedures.

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Reviewing Canada's Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regime

  • May 11, 2018

The CBA responds to a Finance Canada consultation on Canada's anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regime.

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Model Rules on Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing — Amendments

  • April 03, 2018

The CBA comments on proposed amendments to the Federation of Law Societies of Canada model rules on anti-money laundering (cash transactions, client identification and verification) and on a proposed new rule (trust accounts).

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Monitoring of Medical Assistance in Dying Regulations

  • February 13, 2018

The CBA urges Health Canada to reconsider regulatory approach for monitoring medical assistance in dying.

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Federal Cannabis Regulation

  • January 23, 2018

The CBA comments on a proposed approach to federal cannabis regulations and urges an opportunity for public comment on draft regulations.

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Canada’s Reports on United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

  • January 15, 2018

The CBA offers guidance on the template for Canada's next report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child.

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Bill C-58 — Solicitor-Client Privilege

  • December 20, 2017

The CBA says Bill C-58 should not allow the Information and Privacy Commissioners to review records subject to solicitor-client privilege.

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Addressing Corporate Wrongdoing in Canada

  • December 08, 2017

The CBA recommends Deferred Prosecution Agreements and enhancements to the Integrity Regime to expand Canada's toolkit to address corporate wrongdoing.

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Independence of the Judiciary in Poland

  • July 25, 2017

The CBA urges the Government of Canada to encourage judicial independence in Poland.

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Trans Inmates Policy

  • June 13, 2017

The CBA comments on proposed changes to Correctional Service of Canada policies on transgender inmates.

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Trade-marks Act — Use Requirement

  • May 26, 2017

The CBA explains its concerns about proposed changes to the use requirement for trademark registration and suggests mitigating measures.

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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.

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Gender identity and gender expression rights in federal correctional facilities

  • March 17, 2017

The CBA raises concerns about transgender rights issues in federal corrections, including housing, segregation, searches and testing, showers and toilet facilities, access to personal items, clothing and prosthetics, and health care.

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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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Federal Judicial Discipline Process

  • September 21, 2016

The CBA make recommendations to Justice Canada on reforms to the federal judicial discipline process. The CBA urges inclusion of lay persons and puisne judges, the development of a code of procedure and reintroduction of Inquiry Independent Counsel.

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Post-Judicial Return to Practice

  • September 21, 2016

The CBA advises the Federation of Law Societies of Canada that post-judicial return to practice should be regulated, with corresponding recommendations.

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Canadian Bar Association Governance and Organization

  • August 12, 2016

A Canadian Bar Association resolution passed at the 2016 Annual Meeting of Council.

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CBA Speaker Diversity

  • August 12, 2016

A Canadian Bar Association resolution passed at the 2016 Annual Meeting of Council.

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Model Code of Professional Conduct

  • July 12, 2016

CBA supports proposed changes to FLSC Model Code of Professional Conduct on competence, dishonesty, leaving a law firm, and incriminating physical evidence.

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Governor in Council Appointments

  • May 04, 2016

The Canadian Bar Association welcomes the federal government's announcement of a new approach to Governor in Council (GiC) appointments and encourages attention to underlying issues that affect the perceived integrity of GiC appointees, particularly for adjudicative tribunals.

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Entity Regulation

  • March 07, 2016

The CBA comments on entity regulation to the Federation of Law Societies and encourages the law societies to harmonize any new regulations between jurisdictions

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Canadian Bar Association Intervention Policy

  • February 24, 2016

A Canadian Bar Association resolution passed at the 2016 Mid-Winter Meeting of Council.

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Joint Policy Statement on Audit Inquiries

  • February 24, 2016

A Canadian Bar Association resolution passed at the 2016 Mid-Winter Meeting of Council.

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Welcome to Justice Portfolio

  • November 04, 2015

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

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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.

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Conferences Regulation Amendments

  • February 22, 2014

WHEREAS the term of office in several Conference regulations correctly describes succession for officers “properly discharging the duties of the office” in English, and incorrectly as “destitué de ses fonctions selon les conditions applicables” in French

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