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.
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.
The LCO released its Final Report on Legal Capacity, Decision-making and Guardianship on March 8, 2017.
- 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
We are pleased to release the fifth and final background paper for our Defamation Law in the Internet Age project. The paper, Reputation systems, ADR, Industry Regulation and other Extra-Judicial Possibilities for Protecting Reputation in [...]
The LCO is pleased to announce that Amita Vulimiri will be joining the Commission as a research lawyer
The Law Commission of Ontario is pleased to announce that Amita Vulimiri will be joining the Commission as a research lawyer. Amita currently practices at the Community Legal Assistance Society in Vancouver, where she has [...]
Check out the Lawyer's Daily article on the LCO's participation in an end-of-life conference this week.