Submissions 2021

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OBA letter on availability of civil juries

  • June 15, 2020

The OBA responded to the Attorney General’s letter seeking input on a potential amendment to the Courts of Justice Act regarding the availability of civil juries.

Civil Litigation, Insurance Law

Other

OBA Submission on Bill 161’s Proposed Changes to the Class Proceedings Act

  • March 16, 2020

The OBA provided a submission to the Ministry of the Attorney General on the proposed amendments to the Class Proceedings Act under Schedule 4 of Bill 161 which includes several proposals relating to the early resolution of issues, the costs of notice of certification, and mandatory dismissal for delay.

Class Actions

Other

OBA Submission on the new Legal Aid Services Act

  • March 10, 2020

The OBA submission raised three specific issues that it would like to see addressed with respect to the proposed Legal Aid Services Act in Bill 161: (1) Ensuring additional funding for court-ordered services currently covered directly by the Attorney General; (2) Clarifying a fair process regarding information disclosure for lawyers who represent LAO clients; and, (3) Clarifying proportional representation on the LAO Board.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution and 49 more..., Air and Space Law, Animal Law, Insolvency Law, Business Law, Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law, Charity and Not-For-Profit Law, Civil Litigation, Class Actions, Competition Law, Construction and Infrastructure Law, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association - Ontario Chapter, Criminal Justice, Child and Youth Law, E-Discovery Sub-Committee, Education Law, Elder Law, Environmental Law, Family Law, Women Lawyers Forum, Franchise Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Sole, Small Firm and General Practice, Groupe Francophone, Health Law, Citizenship and Immigration Law, Insurance Law, International Law, Intellectual Prop, Judges Forum, Labour and Employment Law, Legal Prof Assistance, Law Practice Management, Maritime Law, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law, Military Law, Municipal Law, Natural Resources and Energy Law, Pensions and Benefits Law, Privacy Law, Public Sector Lawyers, Real Property Law, Sales / Commodity, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law, Student Forum, Taxation Law, Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law, Trusts and Estates Law, Workers' Compensation, Young Lawyers' Division

Provincial Government

Comments on proposed Regulatory Amendments made under the Ontario Immigration Act

  • March 02, 2020

The OBA provided recommendations to the Ontario Government on various issues arising from proposed regulatory changes including with respect to the expansion of NOC codes; the removal of settlement funds; employer job offers; sales threshold for employers; change in employment status after nomination and employment position.

Citizenship and Immigration Law

Provincial Government

Pre-Budget Consultation Letter

  • February 11, 2020

As part of the provincial government’s pre-budget consultations, the OBA asked the government to commit to adequate and predictable funding for the legal aid system and ensure adequate funding of a comprehensive strategy that recognizes the prevalence of mental health issues for society’s most vulnerable who are served by lawyers in all areas of the legal aid system.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution and 49 more..., Air and Space Law, Animal Law, Insolvency Law, Business Law, Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law, Charity and Not-For-Profit Law, Civil Litigation, Class Actions, Competition Law, Construction and Infrastructure Law, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association - Ontario Chapter, Criminal Justice, Child and Youth Law, E-Discovery Sub-Committee, Education Law, Elder Law, Environmental Law, Family Law, Women Lawyers Forum, Franchise Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Sole, Small Firm and General Practice, Groupe Francophone, Health Law, Citizenship and Immigration Law, Insurance Law, International Law, Intellectual Prop, Judges Forum, Labour and Employment Law, Legal Prof Assistance, Law Practice Management, Maritime Law, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law, Military Law, Municipal Law, Natural Resources and Energy Law, Pensions and Benefits Law, Privacy Law, Public Sector Lawyers, Real Property Law, Sales / Commodity, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law, Student Forum, Taxation Law, Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law, Trusts and Estates Law, Workers' Compensation, Young Lawyers' Division

Provincial Government

2019 Response Business Law Modernization and Burden Reduction Council’s Recommendations to Modernize Ontario’s Business Law Statutes

  • November 28, 2019

The OBA made a submission to the Ministry of Government and Consumer Service in support of five recommendations put forward by the Business Law Modernization and Burden Reduction Council to modernize business law in Ontario. These included proposed legislative amendments to the Personal Property Security Act and the Ontario Business Corporations Act as well as regulatory changes to the Arthur Wishart Act.

Business Law, Franchise Law

Provincial Government

Submission Regarding Amendments to the Divorce Act

  • November 11, 2019

The Ontario Bar Association's Family Law Section has prepared an additional submission to the Ministry of the Attorney General regarding the recent passage of federal legislation, Bill C-78, and its intersection with family law in Ontario.

Child and Youth Law, Family Law

Provincial Government, Legal Aid Ontario

OBA Submission Regarding the Legal Aid Ontario Modernization Project

  • October 31, 2019

The Ministry of the Attorney General, in partnership with Legal Aid Ontario is currently engaged in the Legal Aid Ontario Modernization Project (“Project”). The mandate of the Project is to develop and implement reform proposals and legislative amendments that will contribute to moving the legal aid system towards sustainability and modernized service delivery to better meet the needs of low-income Ontarians through governance and service delivery improvements.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution and 49 more..., Air and Space Law, Animal Law, Insolvency Law, Business Law, Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law, Charity and Not-For-Profit Law, Civil Litigation, Class Actions, Competition Law, Construction and Infrastructure Law, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association - Ontario Chapter, Criminal Justice, Child and Youth Law, E-Discovery Sub-Committee, Education Law, Elder Law, Environmental Law, Family Law, Women Lawyers Forum, Franchise Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Sole, Small Firm and General Practice, Groupe Francophone, Health Law, Citizenship and Immigration Law, Insurance Law, International Law, Intellectual Prop, Judges Forum, Labour and Employment Law, Legal Prof Assistance, Law Practice Management, Maritime Law, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law, Military Law, Municipal Law, Natural Resources and Energy Law, Pensions and Benefits Law, Privacy Law, Public Sector Lawyers, Real Property Law, Sales / Commodity, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law, Student Forum, Taxation Law, Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law, Trusts and Estates Law, Workers' Compensation, Young Lawyers' Division

Provincial Government

2019 Regulatory proposals under the Condominium Act, 1998

  • September 26, 2019

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (the “Ministry”) has proposed delegating the administration for 19 forms under the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”) to the Condominium Authority of Ontario (the “CAO”). These 19 forms (collectively, the “Forms”) are some of the most frequently used forms by condominium corporations and owners. It is proposed that 17 of the forms would be delegated to the CAO effective January 1, 2020 and 2 additional forms on July 1, 2020.

Real Property Law