Provincial Government

Online Dispute Resolution and Tribunals Ontario

  • June 30, 2021

Tribunals Ontario is in the process of developing an Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) system that will provide an opportunity for parties to engage exclusively online. While we applaud the continued advancement of technology by Tribunals Ontario, we recommend inclusion of five key hallmarks in the adoption of a successful ODR system, to ensure continued access to justice for all parties involved.

Administrative Law, Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law, Education Law and 1 more..., Labour and Employment Law

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


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