Submissions and Legislative Updates

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Provincial Government

Proposed Changes to the Trustee Act on Investment Powers

  • May 01, 2017

The Charity and Non-Profit Section, with input from the Trusts and Estates Section, has developed a submission proposing amendments to the Trustee Act relating to the investment powers of trustees.

Charity and Not-For-Profit Law, Trusts and Estates 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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Provincial Government

Consultation on Parentage and Assisted Reproduction

  • September 14, 2016

The Ontario Bar Association (the “OBA”) appreciates the opportunity to provide a submission to the Ministry of the Attorney General on issues raised in its consultation on legislation that will address parentage when assisted reproduction has been used. The OBA supports the Ministry’s efforts to address the determination of parentage in cases involving Assisted Reproductive Technology (“ART”).

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law, Trusts and Estates Law

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

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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Other

Simplified Procedures for Small Estates in Ontario

  • March 28, 2015

The Ontario Bar Association (“OBA”) appreciates the opportunity to comment on issues raised in the Law Commission of Ontario (“LCO”) consultation paper on “Simplified Procedures for Small Estates in Ontario” (the “Consultation Paper”).

Trusts and Estates Law

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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Managing the Beneficiary Designations of Incapable Persons

  • August 31, 2013

The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Trusts and Estates Section appreciates the opportunity to provide advice to government on ways to remedy this increasingly critical problem, clarify the legislation and ensure that Ontario’s regime is in keeping with modern practices.

Family Law, Trusts and Estates Law

Unclaimed Intangible Property Trusts and Estates Issues

  • May 01, 2013

The Ontario Bar Association (“OBA”) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposed Unclaimed Intangible Property (“UIP”) regime. This submission was prepared by our Estates and Trusts Section. As the policy is further developed and implementing legislation is drafted...

Trusts and Estates Law