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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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Assisted Human Reproduction Act

  • November 25, 2016

The CBA says Assisted Human Reproduction Act regulations should improve uniformity in the law, avoid restricting the availability of reproductive technologies and avoid reliance on criminal law.

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Family Reunification

  • October 26, 2016

The CBA supports family reunification as an objective of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Given the economic, social and cultural benefits, family reunification should be a priority for Canada.

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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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Parental Recognition

  • August 12, 2016

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

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