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Appointment of an Associate Chief Judge for the Superior Court of Québec

  • June 15, 2023

(Available in French only) The CBA underscores the urgency of filling the position of Associate Chief Judge of the Superior Court of Quebec.

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Review of Chairperson Guideline 8 (Vulnerable Persons Appearing Before IRB)

  • June 09, 2023

The CBA comments on proposed changes to IRB Chairperson’s Guideline 8 (Procedures With Respect to Vulnerable Persons Appearing Before the IRB).

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PR Pathways for out-of-status foreign nationals

  • May 25, 2023

The CBA recommends pathways to permanent residency for persons without valid immigration status.

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Judicial Vacancies

  • May 24, 2023

The CBA voices serious concerns about the current state of judicial vacancies in federally appointed courts.

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IRB Guidelines 3

  • May 19, 2023

The CBA recommends amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada’s Chairperson Guideline 3 on procedural and evidentiary issues for Child Refugee Claimants.

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Retroactive GST Legislation Bill C-47 —Budget Implementation Act, 2023, No. 1

  • May 11, 2023

The CBA expresses serious concerns about retroactive tax legislation that is unfair to taxpayers and a breach of the rule of law.

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Innovative Solutions to Operational Challenges at IRCC

  • May 02, 2023

The CBA proposes solutions to operational challenges at IRCC, to reduce flagpoling, use a master portal, and update the “Use of a Representative” IMM 5476 form.

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Applying for a permanent resident card from outside Canada

  • May 01, 2023

The CBA comments on changes in IRCC’s interpretation of law and policy which preclude applicants outside of Canada from applying for a Permanent Resident card

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Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations Amendments

  • April 14, 2023

The CBA comments on CBSA-proposed regulatory amendments to automatically cancel work permits, study permits and Temporary Resident Permits

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Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot

  • April 14, 2023

The CBA shares recommendations to improve the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot programs

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