The Law Commission of Ontario is Ontario’s leading law reform agency. The LCO provides independent, balanced and authoritative advice on complex legal policy issues. Our work promotes access to justice and contributes to public debate.

Current Projects

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.

Legal Capacity, Decision-making and Guardianship

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


LCO Releases Consultation Paper on Defamation Law in the Internet Age

November 6th, 2017|0 Comments

The LCO today releases a Consultation Paper and launches province‐wide consultations for its Defamation Law in the Internet Age project. These consultations will run continuously from November 2017 to the end of March 2018. The [...]

Liaison Online: Fall/Winter 2017

November 1st, 2017|0 Comments

We’ve released Liaison Fall/Winter 2017! You can read the latest version of the LCO’s newsletter here.

Last Stages project heading to Niagara area

October 31st, 2017|0 Comments

The LCO will soon be heading to the Niagara area to meet with individuals, and hear about their experiences and challenges when dealing with the last stages of life. For more information, check out this [...]

Law Times: Lawyers can help stop abuse of power of attorney

October 31st, 2017|0 Comments

For more information about our completed project, Legal Capacity, Guardianship and Decision-making, and to read our final report, check out our project web page. You can read the Law Times article here.


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