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

Legal Capacity, Decision-making and Guardianship

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

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.

News

The LCO’s Improving the Last Stages of Life project is in the news

May 12th, 2017|0 Comments

The LCO’s Improving the Last Stages of Life project is in the news. In a recent Lawyer’s Daily article, Executive Director Nye Thomas talks about the release of a consultation paper on May 24 2017, [...]

Release of final two commissioned research papers for the Last Stages of Life Project

May 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is pleased to release the final two papers in our series of commissioned research from external experts across Canada. These papers are an important part of our project, Improving [...]

Bill 59 proposes to implement recommendations from the LCO’s Fees for Cashing Government Cheques Final Report

March 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Proposed amendments in Bill 59: Putting Consumers First Act (Consumer Protection Statute Law Amendment), 2016, implement recommendations from the LCO's first project, Fees for Cashing Government Cheques. Schedule 2 of Bill 59 adds a new [...]

Capacity and guardianship final report in the news!

March 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Listen to LCO Executive Director, Nye Thomas, on CBC Radio; Nye talks about the newly released report and powers of attorney. In the Toronto Star: Ontario urged to overhaul power of attorney laws to improve [...]

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