Current Projects

Legal Capacity, Decision-making and Guardianship

The LCO released its Final Report on Legal Capacity, Decision-making and Guardianship on March 8, 2017.

Defamation Law in the Internet Age

Defamation law is a branch of tort law that attempts to protect a claimant’s reputation from harm caused by false statements.

Improving the Last Stages of Life

The Improving the Last Stages of Life project considers how the law shapes the rights, choices, and quality of life for persons who are dying and those who support them.

Class Actions

Ontario’s Class Proceedings Act came into force in 1993, with three goals: to improve access to justice, to enable more efficient and effective judicial management of complex cases of mass injury, and to coerce behavioral modification through public accountability.

Upcoming Projects

  • Indigenous law reform issues
    • The Truth and Reconciliation Commission called Canadians to action. The LCO must do its part. We will work with Indigenous communities, organizations, justice partners and others to prioritize and develop Indigenous law reform projects.
  • Law and Technology
  • The Regulation of Public Space