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 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
The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) seeks a full-time research lawyer for a one-year contract that may be extended. Applications will be accepted until Friday, July 7, 2017.
The LCO Board of Governors approved our Strategic Plan for 2017-2020. The LCO has also been renewed for a third term. To view the Foundation Agreement 2017, please click here.
On May 30, 2017, the provincial government announced its intention to introduce legislation, The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act¸ 2017, that would amend Ontario’s Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Act. The government publicly acknowledged [...]