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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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Law Society of Ontario

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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Provincial Government

Facilitating the Payment and Administration of the Land Transfer Tax

  • September 08, 2017

The OBA Taxation section and the CBA/Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada Joint Committee on Taxation prepared submissions on “Facilitating the Payment and Administration of the Land Transfer Tax under Section 3 of the Land Transfer Tax Act.”

Taxation Law

Law Society of Ontario

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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Law Society of Ontario

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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Law Society of Ontario

Compliance-Based Entity Regulation LSUC Task Force Consultation

  • March 31, 2016

The Ontario Bar Association (“OBA”) is pleased to provide this submission to the Law Society of Upper Canada Task Force on Compliance-Based Entity Regulation in response to its Consultation Paper: “Promoting Better Legal Practices” (“the Consultation Paper”).

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Provincial Government

RE: O. Reg 35/16 Changes to the Land Transfer Tax Act Regulation 70/91

  • March 17, 2016

“As Chair of the Ontario Bar Association (“OBA”) Taxation Law Section, I am writing regarding the recent retroactive changes made to the land transfer tax regime by Ontario Regulation 35/16. Enclosed is a submission prepared by members of our section and the Canadian Bar Association/Chartered Professional Accountants Joint Taxation Committee.”

Taxation Law

Provincial Government

Exploring an online Administrative Monetary Penalty System for infractions of provincial statutes and municipal by-laws in Ontario

  • May 05, 2015

The Ontario Bar Association (the “OBA”) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Ministry of the Attorney General’s consultation paper “Exploring an online Administrative Monetary Penalty System for infractions of provincial statutes and municipal by-laws in Ontario” (“the Consultation Paper”).

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Law Society of Ontario

Alternative Business Structures and the Legal Profession in Ontario

  • January 30, 2015

The Ontario Bar Association (“OBA”) is pleased to provide this update on our consideration of the issues raised by the Law Society of Upper Canada in “Alternative Business Structures and the Legal Profession in Ontario: A Discussion Paper” (the “Discussion Paper”)

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