Submissions and Legislative Updates

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Provincial Government

Tribunals Ontario Adjudicator Appointments

  • March 27, 2019

The OBA writes to the Executive Chair of Tribunals Ontario seeking a meeting and further information on issues and challenges faced by Tribunals Ontario, and the appointment of adjudicators in particular.

Administrative Law, Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law, Labour and Employment Law

Provincial Government

Education in Ontario

  • December 17, 2018

The OBA responds to the government’s consultation on Education in Ontario, focusing on proposed changes to the Physical and Health Education Curriculum, and a proposed Parents' Bill of Rights.

Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law, Education Law, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law

Law Society of Ontario

Comments on the LSO's Options for Lawyer Licensing

  • October 31, 2018

The OBA has responded to the LSO's Dialogue on Licensing (2018) consultation paper. The submission was prepared by the OBA Special Committee on Licensing with the input of the OBA Provincial Council.

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Law Society of Ontario

Law Society of Ontario Governance Task Force Call for Comment: Options for Enhanced Governance

  • October 19, 2018

The OBA responds to the LSO's consultation on Governance, relating to the size and composition of Convocation, other considerations that will to enhance governance effectiveness, as well as the terms, term limits and terminology proposed.

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Provincial Government, Equality

Comments on Independent Street Checks Review

  • June 07, 2018

The OBA appreciates the opportunity to provide feedback to Justice Michael H. Tulloch, the Independent Reviewer of Ontario’s street checks regulation, O. Reg. 58/16.

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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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