The following articles are published by OBA Sections, including the Student Section. Members are encouraged to submit articles.

Editor: Yoann Emian


Canada’s Plan to Combat Environmental Racism

  • June 10, 2024
  • Aditi Kara

Bill C-226 was first introduced in November 2021 in the House of Commons based on the findings and recommendations of the United Nations Human Rights Council and other non-partisan publications. It is now due for its third reading in the Senate. It aims to develop a national strategy to advance environmental justice.

Environmental Law, Student Forum
MacNaughton Award winner Zachary Bowles poses with the certificate alongside Sharon Kour, Reconstruct LLP – Chair of the Insolvency Law Section.

Modified Universalism in Canada: Does it Know No Bounds?

  • June 10, 2024
  • Zachary Bowles, Western Law, 3L Student

In this MacNaughton-Award-winning article, Zachary Bowles provides a legal review of the contemporary approach by Canadian courts in cross-border insolvency cases.

Insolvency Law, Student Forum

OPGT Class Actions Newsletter Bulletin

  • June 10, 2024
  • Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee

Did you know you may be required to serve the Public Guardian and Trustee with notices in your class action? Sections 17(8) and 27.1(9) of the Class Proceedings Act requires service on the Public Guardian and Trustee “if there is a reasonable possibility that the Public Guardian and Trustee is authorized to act on behalf of one or more class or subclass members.”

Student Forum

Energy Regulatory Update (Q1, 2024)

  • June 07, 2024
  • Mark Rubenstein, Shepherd Rubenstein

Welcome to the latest edition of the Shepherd Rubenstein Energy Regulatory Update, a quarterly round-up of the important developments in the Ontario energy sector. Below are some of the key regulatory happenings between January and March.

Natural Resources and Energy Law, Student Forum

Ontario Privacy Commissioner Outlines Privacy-protective Steps for Use of AI and Engagement of AI Vendors

  • June 07, 2024
  • Jaime Cardy, Dentons Canada LLP

Canadian organizations implementing artificial intelligence products to process personal information are currently working in a vacuum, with no definitive standards or frameworks to guide them. However, a recent report by Ontario's IPC provided recommendations for ensuring the privacy-protective adoption of such technologies.

Privacy Law, Student Forum

LAT Rules & Practice Direction

  • June 04, 2024
  • Sandeep Johal, Acting Associate Chair, Licence Appeal Tribunal

Information about two developments at the LAT pertaining to a Preliminary Issue Hearings Practice Direction for AABS matters and the updating of Rule 13 of the Licence Appeal Tribunal Rules, 2023.

Insurance Law, Student Forum
head-shot photo of author Mark Ziman Smith

What UR Pride Tells Us About Fundamental Rights and Freedoms in Canada

  • June 03, 2024
  • Mark Ziman Smith (He/Him)

This article is the winner of the 2024 SOGIC Student Article Competition. Written by University of Toronto incoming 2L Mark Ziman Smith, this article discusses how the notwithstanding clause, as used in UR Pride Centre for Sexuality and Gender Diversity v. Government of Saskatchewan et al, fits into the legal landscape and affects minority rights.

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law, Student Forum