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

On September 18, 2014, the Law Commission of Ontario’s (LCO) Board of Governors approved a project to consider improving the last stages of people’s lives as they approach death.

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

  • The Regulation of Public Space
  • Simplified Policy Tools
  • Redefining Parentage
  • Multifaceted Approaches to Community Safety