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 law of legal capacity, decision-making and guardianship governs how decisions related to property, treatment and personal care are made in situations where individuals’ decision-making abilities are in some way impaired, but decisions must nonetheless be made.
Defamation law is a branch of tort law that attempts to protect a claimant’s reputation from harm caused by false statements.
On September 18, 2014, the Law Commission of Ontario’s (LCO) Board of Governors approved a project to consider improving the last stages of people’s lives as they approach death.
While the CPA is procedural in nature, its objectives of access to justice, judicial economy and behavioral modification make it a potentially powerful tool when applied to a wide array of complex, high-stakes litigation.
- Family Law Reform
- Provincial Offences Act
- Joint & Several Liability
- Fees for Cashing Government Cheques
- A Framework for the Law as It Affects Older Adults
- Division of Pensions Upon Marriage Breakdown
- Violence against Women Curriculum Modules Initiative
- Review of the Forestry Workers Lien for Wages Act
- The Law and Persons with Disabilities
- Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work
- Capacity and Legal Representation for the Federal RDSP
- Simplified Procedures for Small Estates
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Law Commission of Ontario releases its Final Report on Legal Capacity, Decision-making and Guardianship!
The LCO today releases its Final Report on Legal Capacity, Decision-making and Guardianship. The LCO’s Final Report recommends a comprehensive plan to reform Ontario’s laws and policies regarding powers of [...]
Les étudiants et étudiantes qui travaillent à la Commission du droit de l’Ontario (CDO) ont l’occasion de participer au processus de réforme du droit de l’intérieur. La CDO invite les [...]
Student researchers at the Law Commission of Ontario have an opportunity to learn about law reform agency processes from the inside. The LCO invites applications for summer 2017, from law [...]
La Commission du droit de l’Ontario (CDO) est heureuse d’annoncer la publication de deux rapports qui font partie d’une série d’études commandées auprès de spécialistes externes des quatre coins du [...]