Provincial Government

Submission on Pre-Budget Consultation 2024

  • January 31, 2024

The OBA provides comments for pre-budget consideration including recommended investments to combat delays, UFC expansion, and amendments to the Consumer Protection Act, 2023.

Provincial Government

Comment on the Proposal to return lands to the Greenbelt – Greenbelt Statute Law Amendment Act, 2023

  • November 30, 2023

The OBA provides comments on the proposal to return lands to the Greenbelt, which includes feedback on the proposal to remove the regulatory authority for adding/removing lands, improving the consultation process, and concerns with the limitations on remedies provisions in the Bill.

Aboriginal Law, Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law, Civil Litigation and 1 more..., Municipal Law

Provincial Government

Public Access to Virtual Proceedings: Ensuring Open Courts

  • October 26, 2023

The open court principle (and established exceptions) should be applied equally, regardless of the mode of proceedings. The public should not have to provide identifying information to receive a Zoom link. Use tech solutions to mitigate risk rather than restricting public access.

Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Justice and 5 more..., Child and Youth Law, Family Law, Insurance Law, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law, Public Sector Lawyers

Provincial Government

A Permanent Framework for Target Benefits – MEPPs

  • October 18, 2023

Comments focus on removing the requirement that administrators provide notice of registration in some cases, removing the prohibition against the use of surplus in the first valuation report, and the need for clarification on restoring previously accrued benefits for former members.

Labour and Employment Law

Provincial Government

Vexatious Litigant Order: Procedural Framework

  • October 17, 2023

OBA supports: amending the Rules and the CJA s 140 to allow vexatious litigant orders to be obtained by motion (in addition to application) and on a judges own initiative; creating additional pathways for expedited access to the courts to pre-empt VL litigation; and creating a list of hallmarks of VLs to provide additional clarity and consistency. Special consideration needs to be given to the VL in Family Law matters.

Administrative Law, Civil Litigation, Construction and Infrastructure Law and 6 more..., Criminal Justice, Family Law, Health Law, Insurance Law, Labour and Employment Law, Trusts and Estates Law