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Legislative and Policy Update - Week of November 29 2021

  • December 02, 2021

This week in the Legislature, plans to address COVID-19 continued to be the focus of government with announcements including, expansion of booster shots to those 50 and over, and investments in the hospital sector. In other news, and of interest to criminal lawyers and prosecutors, the Solicitor General announced expansion of the use of eIntake to Toronto courthouses and the Auditor General released her Annual Report.

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Legislative and Policy Update - Week of November 22 2021

  • November 29, 2021

This week in the Legislature, plans to address COVID-19 continued to be the focus of government with announcements including, vaccination availability for children between 5-11 years old, and a new nursing degree at York University. In other news, the Auditor General released the Annual Report on Environment Audits and funding was announced for new schools and child-care spaces. On the legislative front, there was no new government legislation introduced this week.

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Legislative and Policy Update - Week of November 15 2021

  • November 22, 2021

This week in the Legislature, plans to address COVID-19 continued to be the focus of debate with the government announcing the ability for pharmacies to provide COVID-19 testing for symptomatic people and providing students with take-home rapid testing kits over the holidays.

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Legislative and Policy Update - Week of November 5, 2021

  • November 05, 2021

This week in the Legislature, plans to address COVID-19 continued to be the main focus of government. On Thursday, the Finance Minister, released the Fall Economic Statement (“FES”), which outlines the province’s economic plan in three areas; protecting Ontario’s progress against COVID-19, building Ontario and working for workers.

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LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY UPDATE – Week of November 1 2021

  • November 05, 2021

This week in the Legislature, plans to address COVID-19 continued to be the main focus of government.

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LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY UPDATE – Week of October 25, 2021

  • October 29, 2021

This week in the Legislature, plans to address COVID-19 continued to be the focus of government announcements including; access to ‘take home’ COVID-19 tests for children in public schools, and the province’s preparation to roll out vaccines to children aged 5-11 once vaccines are approved by Health Canada.

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Provincial Government

Privacy Guidance on Facial Recognition for Police Agencies

  • October 15, 2021

The OBA provided a submission in response to the Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial privacy protection authorities consultation on guidance for police agencies with respect to their use of facial recognition technology.

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Provincial Government

Online Dispute Resolution and Tribunals Ontario

  • June 30, 2021

Tribunals Ontario is in the process of developing an Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) system that will provide an opportunity for parties to engage exclusively online. While we applaud the continued advancement of technology by Tribunals Ontario, we recommend inclusion of five key hallmarks in the adoption of a successful ODR system, to ensure continued access to justice for all parties involved.

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Legislative and Policy Update - Week of May 31 2021

  • June 05, 2021

This week in the Legislature the government’s plans to address COVID-19 continued to be the focus of debate with the stay-at-home order being lifted and the government announcing schools will not re-open in June for in person learning.  In other news, the government announced an investment in mental health services for children and youth.

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Legislative and Policy Update - Week of May 24 2021

  • May 28, 2021

The Legislature did not sit this week.  The government’s plans to address COVID-19 continued to be the focus of debate with the government publicly musing over reopening schools in certain regions as of May 31 and facing criticism for lack of a coherent plan. 

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