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Provincial Government

Consultation on Parentage and Assisted Reproduction

  • September 14, 2016

The Ontario Bar Association (the “OBA”) appreciates the opportunity to provide a submission to the Ministry of the Attorney General on issues raised in its consultation on legislation that will address parentage when assisted reproduction has been used. The OBA supports the Ministry’s efforts to address the determination of parentage in cases involving Assisted Reproductive Technology (“ART”).

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law, Trusts and Estates Law

Provincial Government

Final Report of the Minor Injury Treatment Protocol Project (“MITPP”)

  • May 06, 2016

The OBA appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Enabling Recovery from Common Traffic Injuries Report (ERCTI Report) and the Common Traffic Impairment Guidelines (CTI Guidelines) and encourages the government to carefully consider the stakeholder responses with respect to the methodologies and conclusions raised in the report.

Insurance Law

Provincial Government

Family Legal Services Review Comments on MAG Consultation Paper

  • April 29, 2016

The Ontario Bar Association ("OBA") appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the Family Law Services Review Consultation Paper (“the MAG Consultation Paper”) issued by the Ministry of the Attorney General (the “Ministry”), which asks whether the delivery of family legal services should be expanded to include people who are not lawyers, such as paralegals, law clerks and law students.

Family Law

Provincial Government

Proposed Amendments to Regulation 909: Eliminating the 30% Rule for Pension Investment

  • April 29, 2016

The Ontario Bar Association (“the OBA”) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments to the Ministry of Finance (“the Ministry”) in response to its proposed amendments to Regulation 909 under the Pension Benefits Act (“the PBA”) to eliminate the 30% rule for pension investment (“the Consultation Paper”).

Pensions and Benefits Law

Provincial Government

Proposed Amendments to Planning Act Regulations and Proposed Transitional Regulation relating to the Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015 (Bill 73)

  • April 15, 2016

The Ontario Bar Association (“OBA”) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (the “Ministry”) on the proposed amendments to the existing regulations under the Planning Act relating to the Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015 (Bill 73) and the proposed new regulation to prescribe transitional provisions for Bill 73.

Municipal Law

Law Society of Ontario

Compliance-Based Entity Regulation LSUC Task Force Consultation

  • March 31, 2016

The Ontario Bar Association (“OBA”) is pleased to provide this submission to the Law Society of Upper Canada Task Force on Compliance-Based Entity Regulation in response to its Consultation Paper: “Promoting Better Legal Practices” (“the Consultation Paper”).

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Provincial Government

RE: O. Reg 35/16 Changes to the Land Transfer Tax Act Regulation 70/91

  • March 17, 2016

“As Chair of the Ontario Bar Association (“OBA”) Taxation Law Section, I am writing regarding the recent retroactive changes made to the land transfer tax regime by Ontario Regulation 35/16. Enclosed is a submission prepared by members of our section and the Canadian Bar Association/Chartered Professional Accountants Joint Taxation Committee.”

Taxation Law

Provincial Government

Closing the Gender Wage Gap Consultation

  • January 15, 2016

The Ontario Bar Association (the “OBA”) appreciates the opportunity to provide a submission to the Gender Wage Gap Steering Committee (the “Steering Committee”), appointed in April 2015 by the Minister of Labour to lead a public consultation on “Closing the Gender Wage Gap” (the “Consultation”), after which the Steering Committee will make recommendations that inform a strategy to close the wage gap between men and women.

Women Lawyers Forum