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Bill C-91 — Indigenous Languages Act

  • March 20, 2019

The CBA supports Bill C-91's goal of safeguarding Indigenous languages, and recommends an amendment to offer court remedies for violations of the rights it recognizes.

Aboriginal Law, Constitutional & Human Rights

Bill C-69 — Impact Assessment Act

  • March 05, 2019

The CBA comments on how changes to Bill C-69's Impact Assessment Act address its recommendations to strengthen the new process and respect the rights of Indigenous peoples.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Business Law and 8 more..., Civil Litigation, Competition Law, Construction and Infrastructure Law, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, International Law, Maritime Law, Municipal Law, Real Property Law

Bilingual Constitution of Canada

  • February 15, 2019

The CBA urges the federal government to engage with the provinces and territories to make Canada’s Constitution officially bilingual, in compliance with section 55 of the Constitution Act, 1982.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Civil Litigation and 4 more..., Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice, French Speaking Lawyers, International Law

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

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, Legal Prof Assistance, Maritime Law, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law, Military Law, Municipal Law, Pension 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

Modernization of the Official Languages Act

  • November 22, 2018

The CBA urges the government to modernize the Official Languages Act to better reflect the present-day reality of Canada's linguistic duality.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Civil Litigation and 4 more..., Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice, French Speaking Lawyers, International Law

Bill C-83 — Corrections and Conditional Release Act Amendments

  • November 20, 2018

The CBA agrees with end to solitary confinement, but says Bill C-83 leaves too much discretion for correctional administrators to deprive prisoners of basic rights and lacks independent oversight to ensure discretion is properly used.

Aboriginal Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice and 1 more..., Military Law

Official Languages Act - Access to Justice in French and English

  • October 26, 2018

The CBA says the Official Languages Act should be modernized to reflect today's linguistic realities and it should include an enforceable section requiring the Justice Minister to ensure a completely bilingual Constitution for Canada.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Civil Litigation and 3 more..., Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice, International Law

Bill C-75 Criminal Code and Youth Criminal Justice Act amendments

  • September 14, 2018

The CBA supports proposals to improve court efficiencies while preserving fairness to the accused. It objects to proposals to abolish peremptory challenges, restrict preliminary inquiries and allow the introduction of police evidence by affidavit.

Aboriginal Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Criminal Justice and 1 more..., Child and Youth Law