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.

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.

News

The LCO’s Last Stages of Life project heads to Nova Scotia

August 16th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Defamation project in the news: Read the Lawyer’s Daily article here

August 11th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Defamation law commissioned research papers have been released

July 26th, 2017|0 Comments

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 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

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