Current Projects

Class Actions

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.

Legal Capacity, Decision-making and Guardianship

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

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