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October 2017

LCO commissioned researcher wins prestigious UK prize for paper on defamation law

October 13th, 2017|English, News|

Congratulations to LCO Commissioned Researcher, Dr. David Mangan, for winning the prestigious Best Paper Prize, UK Society of Legal Scholars, for his paper “Reconsidering Defamation as a 21st Century Tort”. Dr. Mangan's paper was based on research supported by the LCO as part of our Defamation Law in the Internet Age project. Join us on [...]

Defamation Law in the Internet Age: Consultation Launch and Public Lecture

October 11th, 2017|English, News|

Join the LCO on Monday, November 6, as we kick-off consultations for our Defamation in the Internet Age project. The LCO is launching project consultations with a public lecture and interactive panel featuring Dr. Daithí MacSíthigh (Professor of Law and Innovation at Queen’s University Belfast), and John D. Gregory (former General Counsel, Ontario Ministry of [...]

Call for LCO Board of Governors Applications

October 2nd, 2017|English, News|

The LCO is currently seeking applications from Ontarians who wish to become at-large members of the LCO Board. Appointments are for three years with a potential renewal for an additional term. The Board is responsible for the overall supervision of the LCO. This role includes approving the LCO’s policies; budgets; and projects, final reports, and [...]

LCO Launches Project: Class Actions: Objectives, Experience, and Reforms

October 2nd, 2017|English, News|

The LCO today launches a new project, Class Actions: Objectives, Experience, and Reforms. The LCO review will be the most comprehensive assessment of Ontario’s Class Proceedings Act in more than 25 years.  Since that time, class action litigation has grown dramatically in volume, complexity and impact in Ontario and across Canada.  The LCO’s preliminary estimate [...]

September 2017

LCO Releases Final Commissioned Paper on Defamation Law in the Internet Age

September 15th, 2017|English, News|

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 Internet Age, was written by Professor Emily Laidlaw, and is now available on our website. We invite policy-makers, stakeholders, [...]

The LCO is pleased to announce that Amita Vulimiri will be joining the Commission as a research lawyer

September 15th, 2017|English, News|

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 litigated at all levels of court on issues involving equality. She is experienced with human rights and administrative law, and [...]

August 2017

Introducing the LCO’s Fall/Winter 2017/2018 Research Students!

August 25th, 2017|English, News|

The LCO is excited to welcome back our summer 2017 research students for the fall/winter 2017/2018 term! We would like to thank Jesse Chisholm-Beatson, Michael Dockstator, Cameron McMaster and Allison Nesbitt for their hard work over the summer, and we are very pleased they will continue to work with us during the upcoming school year. [...]