LCO Board member, Justice Harry LaForme, was just given an honourary degree from the University of Windsor. Read about the event and Justice LaForme’s remarks here.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Read the latest article on the LCO's defamation project here.
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
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 [...]
Check out the Lawyer's Daily article on the LCO's participation in an end-of-life conference this week.
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. [...]