Provincial Government

Proposed Amendments to Rules 34.12 and 30.03 of the Rules of Civil Procedure

  • May 06, 2024

The OBA provides comments and recommendations to the Civil Rules Committee responding to proposed changes to Refusals Motions, including proposed mandatory document productions for personal injury cases, ways to discourage inappropriate refusals motions, and more.

Civil Litigation, Class Actions, Insurance Law

Provincial Government

Submission on Policy Changes Affecting International Students

  • March 12, 2024

The OBA provides comments and recommendations to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities to assist in the development of new policies for international students, prompted by recent changes from the Federal Government. The submission speaks to the administration of study permits and provincial attestation letters, the current list of designated learning institutions, and protections for international students.

Education Law, Family Law, Citizenship and Immigration Law

Provincial Government

Submission on FSRA’s Approach to Strengthening Protection of Vulnerable Consumers

  • March 07, 2024

The OBA provides comments and recommendations on FSRAs proposed approach to strengthening protections for vulnerable consumers, including recommendations on the use of plain language in forms, considering the appropriateness of products for consumers, educating front line service providers, and more.

Business Law, Elder Law, Insurance Law and 1 more..., Pensions and Benefits Law

Provincial Government

Recommendations for Further Legislative Reform to Ontario’s Construction Act

  • February 28, 2024

The OBA identifies legal challenges presented by the Construction Act and suggest legislative solutions to complete the work in 2018 in creating a modern legislative framework for resolving construction payment disputes efficiently and economically.

Construction and Infrastructure Law, Environmental Law, Municipal Law

Provincial Government

Submission on Pre-Budget Consultation 2024

  • January 31, 2024

The OBA provides comments for pre-budget consideration including recommended investments to combat delays, UFC expansion, and amendments to the Consumer Protection Act, 2023.