Submissions

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Provincial Government

Making the DRS decisions database publicly accessible

  • June 14, 2021

The OBA recommended that Decisions Database of the Automobile Insurance Dispute Resolution Services (DRS), as operated by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) before disputes regarding Statutory Accident Benefits were moved to the jurisdiction of the License Appeal Tribunal (LAT) in April 2016 be migrated to CanLII so that they be publicly accessible.

Insurance Law

Other

Late Service of Expert Reports

  • June 14, 2021

The OBA advocated for a culture shift that ends the practice of late service of expert reports by use of costs; expansion of mandatory mediation and making last minutes expert reports presumptively inadmissible in certain circumstances.

Civil Litigation, Insurance Law

Provincial Government

Expanding Mandatory WSIB Coverage to include PSWs and DSWs

  • April 28, 2021

The OBA responded to the Ministry’s consultation to provide mandatory WSIB coverage of PSWs and DSWs. The OBA noted the benefits for PSWs and DSWs that such coverage would provide as well as certain legal issues that would need to be contemplated and addressed in such an expansion

Workers' Compensation

Provincial Government

OBA Letter re: Proposed Regulatory Amendments Pertaining to OINP’s Entrepreneur Stream

  • April 23, 2021

The OBA submitted a letter to the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development regarding proposed regulatory amendments to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General) and Ontario Regulation 421/17 (Approvals under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and Other Matters) under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015, pertaining to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program’s Entrepreneur Stream.

Citizenship and Immigration Law

Other

OBA Submission on Bill 245, Accelerating Access to Justice Act, 2021 (Schedules 8 & 9

  • March 12, 2021

The OBA provided a submission to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly on Bill 245, Accelerating Access to Justice Act, 2021 (Schedules 8 & 9).

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OBA Submission on Bill 245, Accelerating Access to Justice Act, 2021 (Schedule 3)

  • March 11, 2021

The OBA provided a submission to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly on Bill 245, Accelerating Access to Justice Act, 2021 (Schedule 3).

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution and 49 more..., Air and Space Law, Animal Law, Insolvency Law, Business Law, Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law, Charity and Not-For-Profit Law, Civil Litigation, Class Actions, Competition Law, Construction and Infrastructure Law, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association - Ontario Chapter, Criminal Justice, Child and Youth Law, E-Discovery Sub-Committee, Education Law, Elder Law, Environmental Law, Family Law, Women Lawyers Forum, Franchise Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Sole, Small Firm and General Practice, Groupe Francophone, Health Law, Citizenship and Immigration Law, Insurance Law, International Law, Intellectual Prop, Judges Forum, Labour and Employment Law, Legal Prof Assistance, Law Practice Management, Maritime Law, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law, Military Law, Municipal Law, Natural Resources and Energy Law, Pensions and Benefits Law, Privacy Law, Public Sector Lawyers, Real Property Law, Sales / Commodity, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law, Student Forum, Taxation Law, Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law, Trusts and Estates Law, Workers' Compensation, Young Lawyers' Division