June 2017

May 2017

Provincial Government Acknowledges LCO in Proposed Changes to Ontario’s Employment and Labour Laws

May 31st, 2017|English, News|

On May 30, 2017, the provincial government announced its intention to introduce legislation, The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act¸ 2017, that would amend Ontario’s Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Act.  The government publicly acknowledged the role of the LCO’s recent Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work report in its proposals, specifically the LCO’s analysis regarding [...]

Release of final two commissioned research papers for the Last Stages of Life Project

May 3rd, 2017|English, News|

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is pleased to release the final two papers in our series of commissioned research from external experts across Canada. These papers are an important part of our project, Improving the Last Stages of Life, and advance LCO's mandate to stimulate critical public dialogue through novel empirical research. Papers previously [...]

March 2017

Bill 59 proposes to implement recommendations from the LCO’s Fees for Cashing Government Cheques Final Report

March 10th, 2017|English, News|

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 Bill 59 adds a new Part to the Consumer Protection Act. Part VII.1, regarding agreements for cashing government cheques. The amendments will provide for a [...]

The Law Commission of Ontario releases its Final Report on Legal Capacity, Decision-making and Guardianship!

March 8th, 2017|English, News|

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 attorney, guardianship and health care consent.  This project responds to public concerns regarding misuse of powers of attorney, elder abuse, excessive intervention in the lives [...]