Submissions 2023


Gouvernement provincial

Submission on the Strengthening Cyber Security and Building Trust in the Public Sector Act, 2024

  • 11 juin 2024

The OBA responds provides recommendations on Bill 194, the Strengthening Cyber Security and Building Trust in the Public Sector Act, 2024, including recommendations to avoid deferring significant details to regulations, accounting for differences between public institutions, avoiding overregulating AI tools, and comments on proposed FIPPA amendments.

Droit des affaires, Droit des enfants et des jeunes, Droit municipal et 1 en plus, Droit de la protection de la vie privée

Gouvernement provincial

Submission on Modernizing the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act, 2002

  • 30 mai 2024

The OBA provides recommendations responding to the consultation on proposed amendments to the MVDA, including proposals to add a cooling-off period, allowing trade outside the place of business, limiting add-on goods and services, limiting the sale of as-is vehicles, and more.

Droit des affaires, Droit des franchises

Gouvernement provincial

Submission on Bill 185, Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act, 2024

  • 09 mai 2024

The OBA provides recommendations in-line with a previous submission on Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022, regarding a proposal to limit third party appeal rights for official plans, official plan amendments, zoning by-laws and zoning by-law amendments.

Droit municipal

Gouvernement provincial

Proposed Amendments to Rules 34.12 and 30.03 of the Rules of Civil Procedure

  • 06 mai 2024

The OBA provides comments and recommendations to the Civil Rules Committee responding to proposed changes to Refusals Motions, including proposed mandatory document productions for personal injury cases, ways to discourage inappropriate refusals motions, and more.

Litige civil, Droit des recours collectifs, Droit des assurances

Gouvernement provincial

Submission on Policy Changes Affecting International Students

  • 12 mars 2024

The OBA provides comments and recommendations to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities to assist in the development of new policies for international students, prompted by recent changes from the Federal Government. The submission speaks to the administration of study permits and provincial attestation letters, the current list of designated learning institutions, and protections for international students.

Droit relatif à l’éducation, Droit de la famille, Citoyenneté et immigration

Gouvernement provincial

Submission on FSRA’s Approach to Strengthening Protection of Vulnerable Consumers

  • 07 mars 2024

The OBA provides comments and recommendations on FSRAs proposed approach to strengthening protections for vulnerable consumers, including recommendations on the use of plain language in forms, considering the appropriateness of products for consumers, educating front line service providers, and more.

Droit des affaires, Elder Law, Droit des assurances et 1 en plus, Droit des régimes de retraite et des avantages sociaux

Gouvernement provincial

Recommendations for Further Legislative Reform to Ontario’s Construction Act

  • 28 février 2024

The OBA identifies legal challenges presented by the Construction Act and suggest legislative solutions to complete the work in 2018 in creating a modern legislative framework for resolving construction payment disputes efficiently and economically.

Droit de la construction et infrastructure, Droit de l’environnement, Droit municipal