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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 [...]

January 2017

La CDO embauche chercheurs étudiants pour l’été 2017!

January 10th, 2017|Français, News, Nouvelles|

Les étudiants et étudiantes qui travaillent à la Commission du droit de l’Ontario (CDO) ont l’occasion de participer au processus de réforme du droit de l’intérieur. La CDO invite les étudiants inscrits au JD ou au LL.L dans une faculté de droit ontarienne durant la période d’emploi ou les diplômés inscrits dans une faculté de [...]

LCO is Hiring Law Student Researchers for Summer 2017!

January 10th, 2017|English, News|

Student researchers at the Law Commission of Ontario have an opportunity to learn about law reform agency processes from the inside. The LCO invites applications for summer 2017, from law students enrolled in a JD or LL.L. at a law school in Ontario during the time of employment, or graduate law students who will be [...]

December 2016

Publication de deux rapports pour le projet Améliorer les dernières étapes de la vie

December 20th, 2016|Français, News, Nouvelles|

La Commission du droit de l’Ontario (CDO) est heureuse d’annoncer la publication de deux rapports qui font partie d’une série d’études commandées auprès de spécialistes externes des quatre coins du Canada. Cette initiative fait partie de notre projet Améliorer les dernières étapes de la vie et s’inscrit dans notre mandat de stimuler le dialogue critique [...]

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

December 20th, 2016|English, News|

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is pleased to release two papers in our series of commissioned research from external experts across Canada. This initiative forms part of our project, Improving the Last Stages of Life, and it advances our mandate to stimulate critical public dialogue through novel empirical research.Papers previously published and currently under [...]

November 2016

The Law Commission of Ontario is Funding Research Papers for the Defamation Law in the Internet Age Project

November 21st, 2016|English, News|

In August 2016, the Law Commission of Ontario released a call for research papers describing the LCO’s intention to fund several research papers for the Defamation Law in the Internet Age project, as well as the criteria and terms for funding. Paper proposals were due September 16, 2016. As a result of this call, the [...]

The Law Commission of Ontario is very pleased to announce new staff member

November 9th, 2016|News|

The Law Commission of Ontario is very pleased to announce that Ryan Fritsch will be joining the Commission to lead its Last Stage of Life Project.  Ryan is currently Policy Counsel at Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) where he has been responsible for leading LAO’s Mental Health Strategy and other projects.  Ryan has extensive experience in [...]