Provincial Government

Limited Partnerships Act

  • March 14, 2018

The Ontario Bar Association has prepared recommendations to implement reforms to the Limited Partnerships Act, necessary to modernize limited partnership law in the Province and assist in not losing business in this area to other jurisdictions.

Business Law

Provincial Government

Ontario Regulations to be made under the Construction Lien Act

  • March 14, 2018

The OBA's Construction and Infrastructure Law section responds to several draft regulations posted by the Ministry of the Attorney General that support the amended Construction Lien Act

Construction and Infrastructure Law

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

Bill 166, Strengthening Protection for Ontario Consumers Act, 2017

  • November 17, 2017

The OBA makes this submission to the Standing Committee on Social Policy in respect of Bill 166 which, if passed, would make significant changes to Ontario's legislative schemes with respect to new homes and ticket sales, in particular.

Construction and Infrastructure Law, Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law and 1 more..., Real Property Law

Provincial Government

Standard Lease Template Consultation

  • October 27, 2017

This submission responds to a consultation by the Ministry of Housing following amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 permitting the Minister to make regulations prescribing a standard lease template.

Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law, Real Property Law

Provincial Government

Letter re: Feedback on the Implementation of the FSRA

  • October 26, 2017

The OBA's Pensions and Benefits Law Section writes to the MInistry of Finance, in order to identify key issues for the Pension sector as the Ministry moves forward to introduce the necessary legislation to implement the (FSRA).

Pensions and Benefits Law

Provincial Government

Collection and Debt Settlement Services Act regulation reform

  • October 20, 2017

A regulation is proposed to regulate lawyers as collection agencies under the Collection and Debt Settlement Services Act. This submission analyzes Act and regulations respecting lawyers in Ontario, and proposes an alternative approach.

Civil Litigation, Family Law, Insolvency Law

Provincial Government

Bill 154, Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017

  • October 19, 2017

The OBA welcomes the opportunity to make comments relating to four Acts which are the subject of amendments under Bill 154: the Charities Accounting Act, the Corporations Act, the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act and the Arthur Wishart Act.

Business Law, Charity and Not-For-Profit Law, Franchise Law and 1 more..., Trusts and Estates Law