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 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, [...]
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
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 [...]
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 [...]