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
The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) seeks a full-time research lawyer for a one-year contract that may be extended. Applications will be accepted until Friday, July 7, 2017.
The LCO Board of Governors approved our Strategic Plan for 2017-2020. The LCO has also been renewed for a third term. To view the Foundation Agreement 2017, please click here.
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 [...]
The LCO today releases a Discussion Paper and launches province-wide consultations for its Improving the Last Stages of Life project. These consultations will run continuously from June through September 2017.
The LCO’s Improving the Last Stages of Life project is in the news. In a recent Lawyer’s Daily article, Executive Director Nye Thomas talks about the release of a consultation paper on May 29 2017, after which the LCO will seek input from the public until September 2017. An interim report will follow in 2018. [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 of attorney laws to improve 'accountability' .
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 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 [...]