Processing delays for the dependents of Protected Persons

  • April 29, 2024

The CBA and CCR recommends the issuance of Temporary Resident Permits (TRPs) to dependents of protected persons to avoid lengthy and harmful separation of families.

Administrative Law, Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 9 more..., Elder Law, Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, International Law, Labour & Employment, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Home Childcare Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot Programs

  • March 27, 2024

The CBA comments on the Home Childcare Provider Pilot (HCCP) and Home Support Worker Pilot (HSWP) Programs, both due to expire in June 2024.

Administrative Law, Child and Youth Law, Elder Law and 10 more..., Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Health Law, International Law, Labour & Employment, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Preclearance in the United States Regulations

  • February 14, 2024

The CBA comments on the proposed Preclearance in the United States Regulations.

Administrative Law, Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 12 more..., Criminal Justice, Elder Law, Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, International Law, Labour & Employment, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Designated Representative Quality Assurance Framework

  • February 02, 2024

The CBA comments on the Immigration and Refugee Board’s Designated Representative Quality Assurance framework.

Administrative Law, Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 8 more..., French Speaking Lawyers, Immigration Law, International Law, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Updates to the CBSA Removal Costs Recovery Framework

  • January 15, 2024

The CBA comments on changes to the CBSA framework to recover removal costs from foreign nationals who seek to return to Canada after being removed at the government’s expense.

Administrative Law, Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 12 more..., Criminal Justice, Elder Law, Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Immigration Law, International Law, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

CBSA Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Guiding Principles and Commitments

  • December 08, 2023

The CBA responds to the Canada Border Services Agency’s consultation on Gender-Based Violence Guiding Principles and Commitments.

Aboriginal Law, Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 11 more..., Criminal Justice, Elder Law, Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Health Law, Immigration Law, International Law, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

  • November 17, 2023

To mark World Children’s Day, the CBA calls on Canadian governments to champion the advancement of children’s rights through a Government Action Plan to realize the recommendations of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Aboriginal Law, Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 7 more..., Family Law, Health Law, Immigration Law, International Law, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Women Lawyers

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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Fraudulent Immigration Consultant Practices Targeting International Students

  • August 17, 2023

The CBA recommends permanent solutions to fraudulent immigration consultant practices targeting international students.

Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, French Speaking Lawyers and 8 more..., International Law, Labour & Employment, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

H 1B Visa Holder Work Permit Program

  • August 17, 2023

The CBA recommends improvements to IRCC’s new H-1B Visa Holder Work Permit Program.

Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Elder Law and 9 more..., Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Immigration Law, International Law, Labour & Employment, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Welcome letter to Minister of Public Safety

  • August 11, 2023

The CBA welcomes the new Minister of Public Safety and sets out mutual priorities.

Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Elder Law and 8 more..., French Speaking Lawyers, Immigration Law, International Law, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Welcome Letter to Chairperson of Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

  • August 08, 2023

The CBA welcomes the new Chairperson of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.

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Welcome letter to Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

  • August 08, 2023

The CBA welcomes the new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

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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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Improving dialogue between Civil Society and Ministers on Human Rights to better enforce children's rights

  • June 16, 2023

The CBA suggests better consultations with civil society organizations before the Forum of Ministers on Human Rights meets to discuss the Concluding Observations of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 9 more..., Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, International Law, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

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.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Air & Space Law and 44 more..., Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insolvency Law, Business Law, CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Child and Youth 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, International Law, Judges Forum, Labour & Employment, Law Practice Management, Well-Being, Maritime Law, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law, Military Law, Municipal Law, Pensions and Benefits Law, Privacy and Access, Public Sector, Real Property Law, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Taxation Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers, Assurances et Lit. Civils, TĂ©lĂ©com., Info. et Prop. Int.

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).

Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Elder Law and 9 more..., Family Law, Immigration Law, International Law, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Bill C-311 — Criminal Code amendments (violence against pregnant women)

  • May 29, 2023

The CBA opposes private member’s Bill C-311, which would make attacks on a pregnant person an aggravating circumstance in sentencing, and urges the government to protect the right to abortion access.

Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice and 7 more..., Family Law, Health Law, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

PR Pathways for out-of-status foreign nationals

  • May 25, 2023

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

Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Elder Law and 10 more..., Family Law, Immigration Law, International Law, Labour & Employment, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Judicial Vacancies

  • May 24, 2023

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

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Air & Space Law and 42 more..., Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insolvency Law, Business Law, CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Child and Youth 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, International Law, Judges Forum, Labour & Employment, Law Practice Management, Well-Being, Maritime Law, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law, Military Law, Municipal Law, Pensions and Benefits Law, Privacy and Access, Public Sector, Real Property Law, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Taxation Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

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.

Administrative Law, Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 10 more..., Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Immigration Law, International Law, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

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.

Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Elder Law and 9 more..., Family Law, Immigration Law, International Law, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

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

Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Elder Law and 10 more..., Family Law, Immigration Law, International Law, Labour & Employment, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

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

Administrative Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice and 11 more..., Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Immigration Law, International Law, Labour & Employment, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

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

Administrative Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice and 11 more..., Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Immigration Law, International Law, Labour & Employment, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Reintroducing Bill C 36 to combat rise in hate crimes:

  • April 11, 2023

The CBA urges the federal government to introduce legislation to combat the dramatic rise in hate crimes, particularly against Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+, religious minority, racialized and ethnic communities.

Aboriginal Law, Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 11 more..., Criminal Justice, Elder Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Immigration Law, Privacy and Access, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Non-consensual medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children

  • March 31, 2023

The CBA urges the Government of Canada to launch a public consultation on non-consensual, deferrable and medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children

Aboriginal Law, Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 9 more..., Criminal Justice, French Speaking Lawyers, Health Law, Privacy and Access, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

  • March 30, 2023

The CBA enjoins the Government of Canada to make a detailed action plan to effectively implement the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child.

Aboriginal Law, Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 8 more..., Criminal Justice, Family Law, Health Law, Immigration Law, International Law, Public Sector, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

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.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Air & Space Law and 32 more..., Business Law, CCCA, Child and Youth Law, Civil Litigation, Competition Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Construction and Infrastructure Law, Criminal Justice, Elder Law, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Health Law, Immigration Law, Insolvency Law, Insurance Law, Intellectual Property, International Law, Judges Forum, Labour & Employment, Maritime Law, Municipal Law, Pensions and Benefits Law, Privacy and Access, Public Sector, Real Property Law, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Taxation Law, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Regulations – Release of Information

  • March 16, 2023

The CBA recommends amendments to the proposed Release of Information for Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Regulations

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution and 12 more..., Child and Youth Law, Civil Litigation, Elder Law, Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Bill S-245 — Citizenship Act Amendments

  • March 06, 2023

The CBA recommends improvements to Bill S-245, which would amend the Citizenship Act to permit certain persons who lost their Canadian citizenship to regain it.

Administrative Law, Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 12 more..., Criminal Justice, Elder Law, Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Immigration Law, International Law, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Bill S 8 — IRPA, IRPR, Citizenship Act and Emergencies Act Amendments:

  • March 01, 2023

The CBA comments on Bill S-8, Immigration and Refugee Protection Act amendments to strengthen the Canadian sanctions regime for inadmissible foreign nationals.

Administrative Law, Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 13 more..., Criminal Justice, Elder Law, Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Immigration Law, International Law, Labour & Employment, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

HIV non-disclosure public consultation

  • February 15, 2023

The CBA comments on proposed criminal law reforms on HIV non-disclosure.

Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice and 11 more..., Elder Law, Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Health Law, Privacy and Access, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Pilot Project on Work Hours for International Students

  • February 14, 2023

The CBA suggests improvements to the pilot project lifting the 20-hour-per-week cap on off-campus work hours for international students.

Administrative Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, French Speaking Lawyers and 9 more..., Immigration Law, International Law, Labour & Employment, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Hague Conference on Private International Law Parentage and Surrogacy Project

  • February 10, 2023

The CBA comments on the Report of the Hague Experts’ Group on Parentage and International Surrogacy Arrangements and encourages further work by the Hague Conference on Private International Law.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Child and Youth Law and 15 more..., Constitutional & Human Rights, Elder Law, Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Health Law, Immigration Law, International Law, Privacy and Access, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Temporary Resident Status for Visitors

  • February 01, 2023

The CBA suggests how Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada can clarify the interpretation of Temporary Resident Status in Visitor Records.

Administrative Law, Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 10 more..., Elder Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Immigration Law, International Law, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Bill C-20, Public Complaints and Review Commission Act

  • January 30, 2023

The CBA comments on legislation to establish a Public Complaints and Review Commission for the CBSA and RCMP

Administrative Law, Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 12 more..., Criminal Justice, Elder Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Immigration Law, International Law, Maritime Law, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Processing Delays for Approved Permanent Resident Applicants

  • January 24, 2023

The CBA suggests ways to reduce delays in issuing electronic Confirmations of Permanent Residence (eCOPR) and Permanent Residence cards.

Administrative Law, Business Law, CCCA and 13 more..., Child and Youth Law, Elder Law, Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Immigration Law, International Law, Labour & Employment, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Bill C-32 — Fall Economic Statement Implementation Act Proposed Income Tax Amendments Compromise Solicitor-Client Privilege

  • November 28, 2022

The CBA says the Charter Statement for Bill C-32 fails to address solicitor-client privilege in Income Tax Act amendments on reporting requirements for trusts.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Air & Space Law and 42 more..., Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insolvency Law, Business Law, CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Child and Youth 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, International Law, Judges Forum, Labour & Employment, Law Practice Management, Well-Being, Maritime Law, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law, Military Law, Municipal Law, Pensions and Benefits Law, Privacy and Access, Public Sector, Real Property Law, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Taxation Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Bill C-32 — Fall Economic Statement Implementation Act – Proposed Income Tax Amendments Compromise Solicitor-Client Privilege

  • November 22, 2022

The CBA calls on Parliament to protect solicitor-client privilege in Income Tax Act amendments on reporting requirements for trusts.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Air & Space Law and 42 more..., Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insolvency Law, Business Law, CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Child and Youth 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, International Law, Judges Forum, Labour & Employment, Law Practice Management, Well-Being, Maritime Law, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law, Military Law, Municipal Law, Pensions and Benefits Law, Privacy and Access, Public Sector, Real Property Law, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Taxation Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Written Consultation: Reviews of Chairperson’s Guidelines 3 and 8

  • November 22, 2022

The CBA comments on the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada’s Review of Chairperson’s Guidelines 3 (Child Refugee Claimants: Procedural and Evidentiary Issues) and 8 (Procedures with Respect to Vulnerable Persons Appearing Before the IRB).

Administrative Law, Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 10 more..., Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Immigration Law, International Law, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Proposed Income Tax Amendments Compromise Solicitor-Client Privilege

  • November 22, 2022

The CBA calls on the Minister of Finance to protect solicitor-client privilege in Income Tax Act amendments on reporting requirements for trusts.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Air & Space Law and 42 more..., Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insolvency Law, Business Law, CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Child and Youth 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, International Law, Judges Forum, Labour & Employment, Law Practice Management, Well-Being, Maritime Law, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law, Military Law, Municipal Law, Pensions and Benefits Law, Privacy and Access, Public Sector, Real Property Law, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Taxation Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Bill C-32 — Fall Economic Statement Implementation Act – Proposed Income Tax Amendments Compromise Solicitor-Client Privilege

  • November 22, 2022

The CBA calls on Parliament to protect solicitor-client privilege in Income Tax Act amendments on reporting requirements for trusts.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Air & Space Law and 42 more..., Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insolvency Law, Business Law, CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Child and Youth 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, International Law, Judges Forum, Labour & Employment, Law Practice Management, Well-Being, Maritime Law, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law, Military Law, Municipal Law, Pensions and Benefits Law, Privacy and Access, Public Sector, Real Property Law, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Taxation Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

IRB Stakeholder Engagement and Consultation

  • November 18, 2022

The CBA recommends process improvements for future stakeholder consultations and proposes agenda items for the December 2022 IRB consultative committee meeting.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution and 9 more..., Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, French Speaking Lawyers, Immigration Law, International Law, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Immigration Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) program

  • October 28, 2022

The CBA recommends improvements to the Post-Graduation Work Permit program for international students afflicted by mental health disorders

Administrative Law, Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 11 more..., Elder Law, Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Immigration Law, International Law, Labour & Employment, Public Sector, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (Temporary Foreign Workers):

  • October 28, 2022

The CBA proposes program delivery improvements regarding Temporary Foreign Workers in the context of the International Mobility Program

Administrative Law, Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 10 more..., Elder Law, Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Immigration Law, International Law, Labour & Employment, Public Sector, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Access to Justice concerns over the Exclusion of Counsel in Citizenship Matters

  • October 27, 2022

The CBA urges the Minister of Justice to work with the Minister of Immigration to ensure clients can obtain effective legal advice and representation in citizenship matters.

Constitutional & Human Rights, Elder Law, Family Law and 8 more..., French Speaking Lawyers, International Law, Labour & Employment, Public Sector, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Proposed Amendments to the Stay of Removal/Public Policy Considerations

  • September 23, 2022

The CBA comments on proposed amendment to stays of removal under section 233 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations.

Administrative Law, Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 10 more..., Elder Law, Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Immigration Law, International Law, Labour & Employment, Public Sector, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Canada’s Reports on the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination

  • September 23, 2022

The CBA comments on Canada's draft reports on the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination.

Child and Youth Law, Competition Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 13 more..., Elder Law, Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Immigration Law, International Law, Labour & Employment, Privacy and Access, Public Sector, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Urgent Action on 2SLGBTQI+ Activists Sentenced to Death in Iran

  • September 21, 2022

The CBA urges the federal government to take immediate action over reports that two 2SLGBTQI+ activists have been sentenced to death in Iran.

Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice and 9 more..., Elder Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Immigration Law, International Law, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Supreme Court of Canada sittings in Quebec City

  • September 01, 2022

The CBA appreciates the Supreme Court of Canada’s commitment to enhancing public appreciation of Canada’s law and democratic institutions in its upcoming sitting in Quebec City.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Air & Space Law and 42 more..., Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insolvency Law, Business Law, CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Child and Youth 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, International Law, Judges Forum, Labour & Employment, Law Practice Management, Well-Being, Maritime Law, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law, Military Law, Municipal Law, Pensions and Benefits Law, Privacy and Access, Public Sector, Real Property Law, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Taxation Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Bar Leaders’ Priorities for G7 Leaders Summit

  • June 16, 2022

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

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Air & Space Law and 42 more..., Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insolvency Law, Business Law, CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Child and Youth 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, International Law, Judges Forum, Labour & Employment, Law Practice Management, Well-Being, Maritime Law, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law, Military Law, Municipal Law, Pensions and Benefits Law, Privacy and Access, Public Sector, Real Property Law, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Student Forum, Taxation Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Processing Time and Work Permit Applications Procedures 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.

Administrative Law, Business Law, CCCA and 11 more..., Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Competition Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, French Speaking Lawyers, Immigration Law, Insolvency Law, Labour & Employment, Public Sector, Sole Practitioners, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

Employment Equity Act Review

  • May 10, 2022

The CBA comments on the Employment Equity Act Review and recommends improvements to modernize the Act.

Aboriginal Law, Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 8 more..., Elder Law, Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Labour & Employment, Privacy and Access, Sole Practitioners, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

PGWP Eligibility

  • April 28, 2022

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

Administrative Law, Business Law, Child and Youth Law and 11 more..., Competition Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Immigration Law, International Law, Labour & Employment, Public Sector, Sole Practitioners, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

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.

Aboriginal Law, Child and Youth Law, Constitutional & Human Rights and 6 more..., Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, International Law, Public Sector, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

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.

Administrative Law, Business Law, CCCA and 13 more..., Child and Youth Law, Competition Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Elder Law, Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Immigration Law, International Law, Labour & Employment, Public Sector, Sole Practitioners, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers

UN Complaint About Sex-Based Discrimination in the Indian Act

  • January 31, 2022

The CBA supports complaint that Indian Act registration provisions discriminate against women in its letter to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Aboriginal Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Women Lawyers

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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Naming Counsel in SCC Judgments

  • January 17, 2022

After meeting with the Supreme Court of Canada, the CBA canvassed Bar members about counsel credits included in the Court’s judgments.

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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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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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Federal Judicial Appointments

  • November 23, 2020

The CBA reiterates its views on the federal judicial appointments process.

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Legal Remedies for Victims of Hate Speech

  • October 05, 2020

The CBA comments on a consultation paper from Justice Canada about legal remedies for victims of hate speech

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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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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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Gowning Requirements for Counsel (Supreme Court of Canada)

  • November 15, 2019

The CBA asks the Supreme Court of Canada to introduce a gowning policy to accommodate counsel who cannot meet traditional gowning requirements due to personal circumstances such as pregnancy, medical condition or disability

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Gowning Requirements for Counsel (Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal)

  • November 08, 2019

The CBA recommends changes to the Federal Court of Appeal’s gowning policies to accommodate counsel who need to depart from traditional gowning requirements due to personal circumstances such as pregnancy, medical condition or disability.

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Gowning Requirements for Counsel (Chief Justice of the Federal Court)

  • November 08, 2019

The CBA recommends changes to the Federal Court Court’s gowning policies to accommodate counsel who need to depart from traditional gowning requirements due to personal circumstances such as pregnancy, medical condition or disability.

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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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Tax Proposals for Private Corporations — Protecting Past Passive Investments

  • May 25, 2018

The Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness continues to recommend measures to alleviate the burden of new passive income rules on businesses.

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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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Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness feedback on revised tax proposals

  • February 22, 2018

The Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness remains concerned with changes to income splitting rules and upcoming changes to passive investments. The Coalition continues to recommend a comprehensive review of Canada's income tax system.

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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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Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness Feedback on Revised Tax Proposals for Private Corporations

  • November 22, 2017

While the Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness welcomes some movement to proposed tax rules for Canadian-controlled private corporations, more consultation is needed to understand and address the consequences of the complex proposals.

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Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness — Proposed Tax Proposals for Private Corporations

  • October 12, 2017

The Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness, of which the CBA is a member, asks again that the government set aside tax proposals for Canadian Controlled Private Corporations in favour of a comprehensive review of Canadian tax policy.

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Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness letter on proposed tax proposals

  • August 31, 2017

The CBA joins the Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness —a unified voice to oppose federal government’s tax proposals for incorporated small businesses.

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Canada's New Feminist International Assistance Policy

  • July 27, 2017

The CBA welcomes Canada's new feminist international assistance policy, with its renewed focus on inclusive governance and gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

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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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Supreme Court of Canada Appointment

  • June 28, 2017

The CBA says that Supreme Court of Canada appointments should be based on merit, ensuring a judiciary that reflects the full diversity of Canada’s regions, legal systems and population, while respecting the convention of regional representation.

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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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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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Responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action

  • March 08, 2016

The Canadian Bar Association supports the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action of June 2015 and urges others to do the same. Many of the calls are consistent with CBA policy, and work has already begun on those issues.

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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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Women Lawyers Forum Regulation Amendment

  • February 16, 2013

WHEREAS the Women Lawyers Forum recently amended its regulation to create two co-chairs and now wishes to clarify election and succession procedures

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