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Our Current Projects2018-08-20T16:26:08+00:00

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Current Projects

Law Reform and Technology

The influence of technology is pervasive; it is spreading to new areas of the private and public sectors, shaping lives like never before, and raising serious questions about access to justice. From these and other examples the LCO has begun to identify specific areas where there is evident need for sophisticated, thoughtful legal analysis in the Ontario context.

Class Actions: Objectives, Experiences and Reforms

The LCO’s class actions project is the first independent, evidence-based, and comprehensive review of class actions in Ontario since the enactment of the Class Proceedings Act in 1993. The project will provide an independent and practical analysis of class actions in Ontario.

Defamation Law in the Internet Age

The LCO’s project is the most comprehensive analysis of Ontario’s defamation law framework to date. The project is examining the underlying purpose and function of defamation law and how defamation law should be updated to account for “internet speech,” including social media, blogs, internet platforms and digital media.

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.

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.
  • The Regulation of Public Space