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Bill 89, the Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, 2017

  • April 06, 2017

The OBA provided a submission to the legislative committee considering Bill 89, the Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, 2017. The Bill repeals and replaces the current Child and Family Services Act.

Aboriginal Law, Child and Youth Law

Other

Bill 84, Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017

  • March 30, 2017

The OBA provided a submission to the legislative committee considering Bill 84, Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017. The Bill amends six acts in response to the Federal Criminal Code amendments and relevant case law dealing with medical assistance in dying ("MAID").

Administrative Law, Criminal Justice, Health Law and 3 more..., Insurance Law, Privacy Law, Workers' Compensation

Provincial Government

Review of the Ontario Municipal Board

  • December 19, 2016

This submission was made as part of the Province’s review of the role and responsibilities of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) in land use planning matters.

Environmental Law, Municipal Law

Law Society of Upper Canada

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”).

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

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Consultation on Costs under the Family Law Rules

  • November 04, 2016

The OBA appreciates the opportunity to make a submission to the Family Rules Committee as it consider r. 24 on costs under the Family Law Rules. The Family Rules Committee seeks input on a series of questions, including whether there should be an entirely new costs regime, whether or not the civil scales should be applied to family law proceedings, how such scales should be defined, and whether there should be any presumptive scales in family law.

Family Law

Provincial Government

Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review: Feedback on Proposed Revised Plans

  • October 31, 2016

The OBA appreciates the opportunity to make a submission on the Government’s Co-ordinated Land Us Planning Review, including the Proposed Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2016, the Proposed Greenbelt Plan (2016), the Proposed Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan (2016) and the Proposed Niagara Escarpment Plan (2016)

Aboriginal Law, Environmental Law, Municipal Law

Law Society of Upper Canada

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.

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

Law Society of Upper Canada

Consultation on Advertising and Fee Arrangements

  • October 07, 2016

The Ontario Bar Association (“OBA”) is pleased to provide comments to the Law Society of Upper Canada on issues and concerns raised in the Law Society’s Advertising and Fee Arrangements Working Group Report.

Insurance Law, Real Property Law