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Ontario Arbitration Act - 2005

Category:LEGISLATION
Sub-Category:FAMILY - FAMILY LAW REFORM ACT
Resolution Number:100.55.19
Club:London
Year:2005
Status:Open
Reaffirmed:
Comments:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Business and Professional Women's Clubs of Ontario to amend the Arbitration Act of 1991 to decree that:
1. Prior to consenting to participate in an arbitration proceeding, each participant involved shall obtain independent legal advice, and legal aid when necessary, regarding their rights and responsibilities under Canadian Laws and applicable Ontario Acts, and
2. All arbitrators involved in these proceedings are to be knowledgeable in the Canadian divorce, separation, custody and property laws and applicable Ontario Acts.
FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Business and Professional Women's Clubs of Ontario urge the Government of Ontario to implement the Dispute Resolution in Family Law: Protecting Choice, Promoting Inclusion Report recommendation 14 and 46 which requires training/education, standardization and a professional registry for all arbitrators and that only these certified processionals may act as arbitrators on behalf of clients for the purposes of the Arbitration Act.
FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Business and Professional Women's Clubs of Ontario urge the Government of Ontario to legislate that, in matters to which the Family Law Act applies, the Arbitration Act be subject to the Family Law Act and therefore subject to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Business and Professional Women's Clubs of Ontario urge the Government of Ontario to require that all notes and records and rationale for final ruling pertaining to arbitration under the Arbitration Act be kept no less than 10 years and be available to the parties or courts on demand.
FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Business and Professional Women's Clubs of Ontario urge the Government of Ontario to require that all arbitration rulings under the Arbitration Act, for matters to which the Family Law Act applies, be open to appeal as if it was a decision under the Family Law Act.
FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Business and Professional Women's Clubs of Ontario urge the Government of Ontario to ensure that public education is made available for all new immigrants in their own language to ensure they understand their rights under Canadian Law.

 

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