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.
The LCO released its Final Report on Legal Capacity, Decision-making and Guardianship on March 8, 2017.
Defamation law is a branch of tort law that attempts to protect a claimant’s reputation from harm caused by false statements.
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.
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.
- Division of Pensions Upon Marriage Breakdown
- Family Law Reform
- The Federal RDSP, and Capacity and Legal Representation
- Fees for Cashing Government Cheques
- Forestry Workers Lien for Wages Act
- Joint & Several Liability
- A Framework for the Law as it Affects Older Adults
- Persons with Disabilities
- Provincial Offences Act
- Small Estates
- Violence against Women Curriculum Modules Initiative
- Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work
The Law Commission of Ontario will be presenting at the second International Conference on End of Life Law, Ethics, Policy and Practice, being held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from September 13-15 2017. The LCO has [...]
The Lawyer's Daily featured an article yesterday, on the LCO's Defamation law project, and the recent release of our commissioned research papers. We invite policy-makers, stakeholders, and the general public to review and comment upon [...]
Today we released four of the five commissioned research papers. We will be releasing the fifth paper at a later date.
The LCO's Legal Capacity, Decision-making and Guardianship project was recently mentioned in an article published by TVO on June 28, 2017. To read the article click here: http://tvo.org/article/current-affairs/the-next-ontario/legally-speaking-an-emergency-contact-doesnt-cut-it-in-ontario