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Legislative and Policy Update-March 3-March 9

  • March 14, 2018

It was a busy week in the Legislative Assembly, with a number of government bills having been introduced and passed.

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Legislative and Policy Update - February 26 - March 2

  • March 06, 2018

It was a relatively quiet week in the Legislative Assembly, as regular business was punctuated by developments in the broader political arena.

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Legislative and Policy Update - February 20-23

  • February 26, 2018

The Second Session of the 41st Parliament resumed on Tuesday, February 20, continuing the year’s business and building on the work done in the fall in the Legislative Assembly.

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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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Provincial Government

OBA Submission on Inclusionary Zoning Regulation Proposal

  • February 01, 2018

The Ontario Bar Association is pleased to provide comments on regulations proposed to effect an inclusionary zoning framework, introduced into the Planning Act by Bill 7, the Promoting Affordable Housing Act, 2016.

Municipal Law

Provincial Government

OBA Submission on Bill 139 Transitional Regulations

  • January 21, 2018

The Ontario Bar Association has prepared recommendations respecting transitional regulations proposed under Bill 139, the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017.

Municipal Law

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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