It’s RightsCon week in Toronto and the LCO are doing their part! On May 14 the LCO and Mozilla Foundation partnered to host a Roundtable on Digital Rights and Digital Society. The event brought together two dozen technologists, academics, lawyers, and community advocates to discuss a law reform and digital rights agenda for Ontario. Several [...]
The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is pleased to announce that our Defamation Law and the Internet: Where Do We Go From Here? conference has been awarded a SSHRC grant. The conference is being hosted by Professor Jamie Cameron of Osgoode Hall Law School, Professor Hilary Young of University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Law, [...]
Attention conference-goers. The full program for the LCO’s May 3rd conference, Defamation Law and the Internet: Where Do We Go From Here?, has now been posted. Register before April 6, 2018, to take advantage of our special early-bird pricing. The deadline to register is April 27, 2018. Please note that this conference qualifies for 5 [...]
Read the latest article on the Class Actions project here. For more information on our Class Actions project, and to read the consultation paper, please click here.
The LCO today releases a Consultation Paper and launches province-wide consultations for its Class Actions: Objectives, Experience, and Reforms project. The LCO review is the most comprehensive assessment of Ontario’s Class Proceedings Act since it came into force more than 25 years. Since that time, class action litigation has grown dramatically in volume, complexity and [...]
Have you ever supported a family member, close friend, or acted as a substitute decision-maker for someone who received palliative care, or end of life care? Or, do you work in health care, academia, government, or another profession with knowledge or experience in issues during the last stages of life? We want to hear from [...]
It has been said that almost every concept and rule in the field of defamation law has to be reconsidered in light of the Internet. The Law Commission of Ontario’s “Defamation Law and the Internet: Where Do We Go From Here?” conference considers whether or how defamation law should be reformed in light of fast-moving [...]
The LCO is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2018 term. Positions are open to law students (JD or LL.L) and graduate law students (LLM, SJD or PhD in law), currently enrolled in an Ontario law school. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 23, 2018.
The LCO today releases a Consultation Paper and launches province‐wide consultations for its Defamation Law in the Internet Age project. These consultations will run continuously from November 2017 to the end of March 2018. The Paper will be launched officially at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Donald Lamont Learning Centre, 130 Queen Street West, [...]
We’ve released Liaison Fall/Winter 2017! You can read the latest version of the LCO’s newsletter here.