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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Immigration and Refugee Regulations amendments (Temporary Foreign Workers)

  • October 28, 2022

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

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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.

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Exclusion of Counsel in Citizenship Matters

  • October 27, 2022

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

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Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations amendments (stays of removal)

  • September 23, 2022

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Employment Equity Act Review

  • May 10, 2022

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

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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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Call for Urgent Action on Ongoing Crisis in Afghanistan

  • March 11, 2022

The CBA reiterates its call to the Canadian government to fulfill its promise to resettle 40,000 Afghan nationals, particularly lawyers, judges and others who share Canada's commitment to justice, democracy and the Rule of Law.

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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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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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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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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 to Minister of International Development

  • January 06, 2020

The CBA welcomes the new Minister of International Development, and looks forward to continued work with the government on global access to justice and rule of law programming.

International Law, Young Lawyers

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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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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CBA Proposal for Articling Student Survey

  • February 12, 2019

The CBA urges the Federation of Law Societies to collect demographic and information about the articling experience from Canadian articling students.

Young Lawyers

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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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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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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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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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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Governance Framework for IP Agents - Code of Conduct

  • June 13, 2016

The Canadian Bar Association welcomes a code of conduct for patent and trademark agents and recommends changes to provide greater clarity about the scope of agent work and to deal with the unauthorized practice of law by non-lawyer agents.

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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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Young Lawyers-CBA Regulation Amendment

  • February 16, 2013

WHEREAS the Young Lawyers-CBA regulation mandates a two-stage nomination process for elections to its Executive Committee, resulting in an election period of at least 60 days

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