WHO WE ARE

The Law Commission of Ontario is Ontario’s leading law reform agency. The LCO provides independent, balanced and authoritative advice on complex legal policy issues. Our work promotes access to justice and contributes to public debate.

Current Projects

Defamation Law in the Internet Age

Defamation law is a branch of tort law that attempts to protect a claimant’s reputation from harm caused by false statements.

Improving the Last Stages of Life

The Improving the Last Stages of Life project considers how the law shapes the rights, choices, and quality of life for persons who are dying and those who support them.

Class Actions

Ontario’s Class Proceedings Act came into force in 1993, with three goals: to improve access to justice, to enable more efficient and effective judicial management of complex cases of mass injury, and to coerce behavioral modification through public accountability.

Legal Capacity, Decision-making and Guardianship

The LCO released its Final Report on Legal Capacity, Decision-making and Guardianship on March 8, 2017.

News

Defamation project in Canadian Lawyer

September 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Read the latest article on the LCO's defamation project here.

LCO Releases Final Commissioned Paper on Defamation Law in the Internet Age

September 15th, 2017|0 Comments

We are pleased to release the fifth and final background paper for our Defamation Law in the Internet Age project. The paper, Reputation systems, ADR, Industry Regulation and other Extra-Judicial Possibilities for Protecting Reputation in [...]

The LCO is pleased to announce that Amita Vulimiri will be joining the Commission as a research lawyer

September 15th, 2017|0 Comments

The Law Commission of Ontario is pleased to announce that Amita Vulimiri will be joining the Commission as a research lawyer. Amita currently practices at the Community Legal Assistance Society in Vancouver, where she has [...]

Law Commission of Ontario to present findings from end-of-life project at conference

September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Check out the Lawyer's Daily article on the LCO's participation in an end-of-life conference this week.

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