Submissions and Legislative Updates

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Provincial Government

Bill 175, the Safer Ontario Act, 2018

  • March 01, 2018

The OBA is pleased to provide comments to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy in respect of Bill 175, the Safer Ontario Act, 2018.

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Provincial Government

OBA Pre-Budget Consultation Letter

  • February 07, 2018

The OBA provides a submission to the Minister of Finance regarding pre-budget consultations with individuals and organizations throughout the province.

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Law Society of Ontario

President's Letter re Statement of Principles

  • November 24, 2017

The OBA wrote to the Law Society to reiterate the OBA’s unequivocal support for the CFRL Report and to identify failures to date in the implementation of the requirement for a Statement of Principles

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Provincial Government

Bill 96, the Anti-Human Trafficking Act, 2017

  • May 09, 2017

The OBA provided a submission to the legislative committee considering Bill 96, the Anti-Human Trafficking Act, 2017, providing general comments and recommendations regarding proposed civil tools and remedies relating to human trafficking.

Aboriginal Law, Women Lawyers Forum, Child and Youth Law

Other

Bill 89, the Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, 2017

  • April 06, 2017

The OBA provided a submission to the legislative committee considering Bill 89, the Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, 2017. The Bill repeals and replaces the current Child and Family Services Act.

Aboriginal Law, Child and Youth Law

Law Society of Ontario

Law Society of Upper Canada Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees Working Group Final Report

  • November 21, 2016

The Ontario Bar Association (“OBA”) appreciates the opportunity to comment on issues raised in the Law Society of Upper Canada (“Law Society”) Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees Working Group (“Working Group”) Final Report “Working Together for Change: Strategies to Address Issues of Systemic Racism in the Legal Professions” (the “Final Report”).

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Provincial Government

Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review: Feedback on Proposed Revised Plans

  • October 31, 2016

The OBA appreciates the opportunity to make a submission on the Government’s Co-ordinated Land Us Planning Review, including the Proposed Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2016, the Proposed Greenbelt Plan (2016), the Proposed Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan (2016) and the Proposed Niagara Escarpment Plan (2016)

Aboriginal Law, Environmental Law, Municipal Law

Law Society of Ontario

Consultation on the Pathways Pilot Project Evaluation and Enhancements to Licensing Report

  • October 21, 2016

The Ontario Bar Association appreciates the opportunity to provide input on the Law Society of Upper Canada Professional Development and Competence Committee report to convocation dated September 22, 2016 addressing the Pathways Pilot Project Evaluation and Enhancements to Licensing.

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Law Society of Ontario

Compliance-Based Entity Regulation LSUC Task Force Consultation

  • March 31, 2016

The Ontario Bar Association (“OBA”) is pleased to provide this submission to the Law Society of Upper Canada Task Force on Compliance-Based Entity Regulation in response to its Consultation Paper: “Promoting Better Legal Practices” (“the Consultation Paper”).

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