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Bill 171 - Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act, 2014

  • April 30, 2014

The Ontario Bar Association (“OBA”) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments to the Standing Committee on General Government (“the Committee”) in respect of Bill 171, Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act, 2014 (“Bill 171” or “the Bill”), which was referred to the Committee on April 14, 2014.

Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Litigation, Insurance Law

Provincial Government

Bill 85 – Companies Statute Law Amendment Act, 2013

  • April 10, 2014

The Ontario Bar Association (“OBA”) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments to the Ministry of Consumer Services (“the Ministry”) in respect of Bill 85, Companies Statute Law Amendment Act, 2013 (“Bill 85”).

Business Law, Charity and Not-For-Profit Law

Other

Bill 20, Respect for Municipalities Act (City of Toronto), 2013

  • April 10, 2014

The Ontario Bar Association (“OBA”) appreciates the opportunity to make this submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs pertaining to Bill 20, Respect for Municipalities Act (City of Toronto), 2013 (“Bill 20”).

Municipal Law

Bill 69 - Prompt Payment Act, 2013

  • March 19, 2014

This submission was prepared by the OBA’s Construction and Infrastructure Law Section (“the Section”), which has over 450 members comprised of the leading barristers and solicitors involved in construction law issues. Members of the Section represent a broad cross-section of industry stakeholders, including owners, general contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers, lenders and insurers, government and homeowners.

Construction and Infrastructure Law

Bill 83 Letter from the OBA

  • March 07, 2014

Letter concerning Bill 83, Protection for Public Participation Act, 2013 which, as you are aware, was introduced by the government in June 2013.

Civil Litigation, Environmental Law, International Law and 1 more..., Municipal Law

Other

Case Management Masters Remuneration

  • February 12, 2014

The OBA is pleased that a Commission has been created to inquire into the adequacy of Case Management Masters’ remuneration. An independent process for remuneration of judicial officials has been recognized as one of the hallmarks of judicial independence. We would suggest that parity in remuneration between judicial officers exercising the same functions is another such indicator.

Consulation on a Framework for Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs) in Ontario

  • January 20, 2014

The Ontario Bar Association (“OBA”) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments to the Ministry of Finance (“the Ministry”) on its discussion paper Securing our Future: Strengthening Retirement Income in Ontario through Pooled Registered Pension Plans (“the Discussion Paper”), which lays out a framework for implementing pooled registered pension plans (“PRPPs”) in Ontario.

Pensions and Benefits Law

Provincial Government

Ontario’s Land Use Planning and Appeal System

  • January 10, 2014

The Ontario Bar Association (“OBA”) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Consultation Document, Fall 2013, relating to Land Use Planning and Appeal System (the “Consultation Document”).

Municipal Law