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Legislative and Policy Update - December 11-15

  • December 18, 2017

This was the final week of the fall sitting at the Legislative Assembly, and as expected there was a sustained push by the government to pass its signature legislative proposals.

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Legislative and Policy Update - December 4-8

  • December 11, 2017

The next Convocation will be held on December 1, 2017. Convocation is expected to address several issues of interest to members, including recommendations regarding contingency fees, and motions relating to the implementation of the new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion requirements for licensees.

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Legislative and Policy Update - November 27- December 1st.

  • December 05, 2017

The week at Queen’s Park kicked off with the release of the Progressive Conservative Party’s election platform, and the commitments it contains. The platform formed the basis for much of the debate at Question Period, with the governing Liberal Party questioning the validity of some of the platform’s contents.

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Legislative and Policy Update - November 20- 24

  • November 28, 2017

The week began with the passage of Bill 178, the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Labour Dispute Resolution Act, 2017, which MPPs debated over the weekend.

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Law Society of Upper Canada

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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Legislative and Policy Update - November 13-17

  • November 23, 2017

The Legislative Assembly resumed on November 14th following a constituency week, and observance of Remembrance Day on Monday, November 13th. The main item of business upon the return was the release of the Government’s Fall Economic Statement.

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Legislative and Policy Update - October 30 - November 3

  • November 07, 2017

This week at Queen’s Park started off with the announcement that the province will be unveiling a new Bail Directive that aims to reduce barriers faced by Indigenous and racialized communities at the bail stage, ensure low-risk and vulnerable individuals have access to the appropriate supports for safe releases, and speed up the bail process.

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Legislative and Policy Update - October 23-27

  • October 30, 2017

This week, all eyes turned to issues surrounding the so-called Sudbury bribery trial. On Tuesday, a judge granted a defence motion for a directed verdict, ruling that “no reasonable jury” would convict, and directing an acquittal of two liberal operatives without the defence having to put their case forward.

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Legislative and Policy Update - October 16 - October 20

  • October 24, 2017

Coming off a constituency week, MPPs were greeted at Queen’s Park with investigative reports questioning whether industry partners and the government are revealing levels of benzene in areas where residents live near oil and gas facilities. The reports, which were founded in freedom-of-information requests, largely relate to details of industrial leaks in Sarnia’s Chemical Valley.

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