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Income Tax Act — Impact of Pangaea case

  • January 09, 2024

The Joint Canadian Bar Association/Canadian Professional Accountants of Canada Taxation Committee recommends changes to remove elements of the Pangaea decision that could adversely impact the market dynamics on the restructuring of debt instruments.

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Income Tax Act — GAAR Proposals and Self-Help Transactions

  • October 13, 2023

The Joint Canadian Bar Association/Canadian Professional Accountants of Canada Taxation Committee comments on Income Tax Act s. 245 amendments, with examples of what should be acceptable transactions under the General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR).

Discrimination against Ahmadi Muslim Lawyers in Pakistan

  • September 06, 2023

The CBA expresses concern over the discrimination of lawyers belonging to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Pakistan.

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

  • August 16, 2023

The CBA comments on how to improve Canada’s Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regime, emphasizing the protection of solicitor-client privilege.

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Income Tax Act — Impact of CAE Case

  • August 11, 2023

The Joint Canadian Bar Association/Canadian Professional Accountants of Canada Taxation Committee recommends excluding unconditionally repayable loans from being “government assistance” for appropriate tax purposes.

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Welcome Letter to Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada:

  • August 03, 2023

The CBA welcomes the new Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and sets out mutual priorities.

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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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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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Improving Inclusivity in the Canadian Justice System

  • March 20, 2023

The CBA suggests best practices to ensure that courts correctly pronounce the names of all people appearing before them.

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