Submissions 2021

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Provincial Government

OBA Submission on Draft Amendments to the Pension Benefits Act, Electronic Communications

  • August 29, 2019

The OBA has provided a submission in response to the Ministry of Finance’s proposed amendments to the Pension Benefits Act to create a framework that would permit pension plan administrators to use electronic communications as the default method for sending documents to members and former members if they meet certain conditions.

Pensions and Benefits Law

Provincial Government

Proposed New Regulation and Regulation Changes Under the Planning Act, 1990

  • August 06, 2019

The Municipal Law Section of the OBA provided a submission to the provincial government for consideration on the proposed new regulation and regulation changes under the Planning Act, including transition matters, related to Schedule 12 of Bill 108 – the More Homes, More Choice, Act, 2019

Municipal Law

Provincial Government

OBA Submission – Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act

  • August 06, 2019

he Municipal Law Section of the OBA provided a submission to the provincial government for consideration on the proposed regulations under the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017

Municipal Law

Provincial Government

Comments on Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 422/17, a Minister's Regulation made under the Ontario Immigration Act

  • June 07, 2019

This submission is in response to the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade's regulatory posting of regulation 422/17 under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015. The OBA recommends, among other things, amendments to enhance transparency and predictability and reduce delays and regulatory burdens.

Citizenship and Immigration Law

Other

Response to the Law Society of Ontario's Access to Justice Approach: Call for Comment

  • May 31, 2019

This submission is in response to the Law Society of Ontario's Access to Justice Committee's "Review of the Law Society's Access to Justice Approach: Call for Comment"

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Provincial Government

Comments on the Proposed Crown Liability and Proceedings Act, 2019 (Bill 100, Schedule 17)

  • May 01, 2019

This submission is in response to the Minister of Finance’s April Budget Bill entitled, Protecting What Matters Most (Budget Measures), 2019. The OBA provided feedback on the proposed repeal of the Proceedings Against the Crown Act, and replacing it with the Crown Liability and Proceedings Act, 2019, which addresses Crown liability and limits on it, and sets out the procedural rules that apply in proceedings against the Crown (Schedule 17 of the Budget Bill).

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law and 2 more..., Class Actions, Environmental Law

Provincial Government

Comments on a Potential Amendment to the Juries Act

  • April 09, 2019

This submission is in response to the Ministry of the Attorney General's consultaiton on a proposed amendment to the Juries Act regarding accessibility of juror information. The OBA supports maintaining the privacy standards currently in place but enhancing the security around such privacy.

Civil Litigation, Criminal Justice, Insurance Law and 1 more..., Privacy Law

Provincial Government

Comments on the Proposed Pay Transparency Reporting Requirements

  • April 09, 2019

This submission is in response to the Ministry of Labour’s consultation on the proposed pay transparency reporting requirements. The OBA provides feedback on capturing compensation differences, calculating gender gaps and the establishment of a clear reporting period.

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