Provincial Government

OBA Submission on Estates Law Reform

  • August 31, 2020

The OBA provided a submission to the Office of the Attorney General on the appropriate defined value of “small estate” under the Estates Act and several other areas of estates law reform.

Elder Law, Trusts and Estates Law


OBA Submission Regarding Ontario’s Long-Term Care Homes

  • July 15, 2020

The OBA wrote a letter to the Minister of Long-Term Care and the Minister for Seniors and Accessibility on July 14th, asking for immediate action to address the current crisis faced by people living in long-term care homes and particularly vulnerable older Ontarians. The letter outlines five specific recommendations for measures to be implemented immediately.

Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law, Elder Law, Women Lawyers Forum and 1 more..., Health Law


OBA letter on availability of civil juries

  • June 15, 2020

The OBA responded to the Attorney General’s letter seeking input on a potential amendment to the Courts of Justice Act regarding the availability of civil juries.

Civil Litigation, Insurance Law


OBA Submission on Bill 161’s Proposed Changes to the Class Proceedings Act

  • March 16, 2020

The OBA provided a submission to the Ministry of the Attorney General on the proposed amendments to the Class Proceedings Act under Schedule 4 of Bill 161 which includes several proposals relating to the early resolution of issues, the costs of notice of certification, and mandatory dismissal for delay.

Class Actions


OBA Submission on the new Legal Aid Services Act

  • March 10, 2020

The OBA submission raised three specific issues that it would like to see addressed with respect to the proposed Legal Aid Services Act in Bill 161: (1) Ensuring additional funding for court-ordered services currently covered directly by the Attorney General; (2) Clarifying a fair process regarding information disclosure for lawyers who represent LAO clients; and, (3) Clarifying proportional representation on the LAO Board.

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Provincial Government

Comments on proposed Regulatory Amendments made under the Ontario Immigration Act

  • March 02, 2020

The OBA provided recommendations to the Ontario Government on various issues arising from proposed regulatory changes including with respect to the expansion of NOC codes; the removal of settlement funds; employer job offers; sales threshold for employers; change in employment status after nomination and employment position.

Citizenship and Immigration Law