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Legislative and Policy Update February 20-24

  • February 27, 2017

The Second Session of the 41st Parliament resumed on Tuesday, February 21st, commencing a new year of business, building on the work done to date in the Legislative Assembly.

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Provincial Government

Review of the Ontario Municipal Board

  • December 19, 2016

This submission was made as part of the Province’s review of the role and responsibilities of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) in land use planning matters.

Environmental Law, Municipal Law

Legislative and Policy Update December 5 - December 8

  • December 14, 2016

The Legislative Assembly wrapped up its work for 2016 on Thursday, December 8, 2016 and will commence a new year of business on February 21, 2017.

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Legislative and Policy Update November 21 - November 25

  • November 30, 2016

Once again, attention in the legislature this week centred largely on provincial electricity policy and rates, and the charges laid against two liberal operatives under the Election Act in relation to last year’s Sudbury byelections.

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Legislative and Policy Update November 7 - November 18

  • November 24, 2016

After a week away from the legislative assembly (November 7th-10th) for constituency week, MPP’s returned for a busy period at Queen’s Park.

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Law Society of Upper Canada

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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Legislative and Policy Update October 24 - November 4

  • November 07, 2016

Attention of the legislature during the early part of last week centred largely on provincial electricity policy and rates, concerns around the $25-million dollar award related to a contract with Windstream Energy, $95-million in retroactive payments to Northland Power, and revelations that the Independent Electricity System Operator had reported an $80-million actuarial loss.

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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 Upper Canada

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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Legislative and Policy Update October 17 - 21

  • October 17, 2016

Much of the focus of debate this past week continued to be on issues related to the energy sector, including electricity rates, the sale of Hydro One, and the award made to Windstream Energy related to the 2011 ban of offshore wind power. By-elections have been announced in two ridings, and new provisions announced that will allow youth to pre-register as voters before turning 18.

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