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Provincial Government

OBA Submission on the Proposed Amendment to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General), a Minister’s Regulation made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 relating to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

  • October 20, 2022

OINP offers a pathway towards permanent residence for foreign workers that have the professional and/or educational skills needed to succeed in, and contribute to, Ontario’s labour market. We offer the following comments based on our members’ knowledge of the applicable legal principles and practical experience. These comments are intended to improve fairness in the program, add clarity and consistency, as well as ensure that the program can be implemented in a manner that minimizes uncertainty.

Citizenship and Immigration Law

OBA's Neutral Diversity Report

  • March 29, 2022

The Ontario Bar Association’s Working Group on Neutral Diversity has released a report examining diversity in alternative dispute resolution settings and proposing recommendations about how it can be improved in Ontario. Efforts to increase diversity in arbitration and mediation have been ongoing in other countries, but the issue has largely gone unaddressed in Ontario.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Law Society of Ontario

OBA Submission to the Law Society of Ontario re: Mandatory Minimum Compensation for Experiential Training for Lawyer Licensing Candidates

  • March 15, 2022

The OBA provided this submission to the Law Society of Ontario regarding mandatory minimum compensation for experiential training for lawyer licensing candidates

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Provincial Government

Submission on Guidelines for Digital Hearings

  • March 11, 2022

The OBA has been working with the SCJ Civil Working Group on ways to improve the efficient and effective use of digital hearings and applaud the SCJ for its ongoing work in this area. In addition to the work that the OBA is supporting before the SCJ Civil Working Group in this area, we hope that this submission provides some additional substantive feedback to assist with this matter.

Civil Litigation, Insurance Law

Provincial Government

Submissions on Fixing the Long-Term Care Act 2021 Phase 1 Regulations

  • February 17, 2022

The lawyers of the Health Law and Elder Law Sections of the Ontario Bar Association formed a Working Group to review the proposed Regulation. Although the lawyers who form part of the Health and Elder Law Sections advise and represent various stakeholders in the senior’s sector and may have different perspectives regarding the Act and draft Regulation, we do agree that the following provisions in the Regulation need more attention and thought.

Elder Law, Health Law