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.


The LCO’s Legal Capacity, Decision-making and Guardianship project is in the news!

June 28th, 2017|0 Comments

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

Employment opportunity: The LCO is seeking a full-time research lawyer

June 9th, 2017|0 Comments

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.

LCO receives approval for Strategic Plan and is renewed for a third term

June 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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.

Provincial Government Acknowledges LCO in Proposed Changes to Ontario’s Employment and Labour Laws

May 31st, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]



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