The Law Commission of Ontario will be presenting at the second International Conference on End of Life Law, Ethics, Policy and Practice, being held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from September 13-15 2017. The LCO has a 30 minute presentation slot to discuss some of the findings of our consultations. The conference program is available here: [...]
The Lawyer's Daily featured an article yesterday, on the LCO's Defamation law project, and the recent release of our commissioned research papers. We invite policy-makers, stakeholders, and the general public to review and comment upon these papers.
Today we released four of the five commissioned research papers. We will be releasing the fifth paper at a later date.
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 [...]