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January 2021

LCO Student Scholar Fellowship Program, Summer 2021

2021-01-26T15:17:29+00:00January 26th, 2021|English, News|

The LCO is pleased to announce that in partnership once again with several Ontario law schools, the LCO will be employing up to 14 law students this summer under the LCO Student Scholar Fellowship Program. Students from the following schools can apply: Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Lakehead University Osgoode Hall Law School University of [...]

The LCO announces the appointments of three new Board of Governors members

2021-01-20T21:12:06+00:00January 20th, 2021|English, News|

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is pleased to announce the appointments of three new members, effective January 21, 2021: Randall Kahgee (member-at-large) Randall Kahgee is Senior Counsel with Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP in Toronto and specializes in indigenous rights law, with an emphasis on community-based processes and government-to-government negotiations. Shalini Konanur (member-at-large) Shalini Konanur [...]

LCO Impact!

2021-01-07T21:18:22+00:00January 7th, 2021|English, News|

LCO Impact!  LCO Counsel Sue Gratton, Project Lead of the LCO’s Defamation Law in the Internet Age project, helped the Uniform Law Conference of Canada (ULCC) draft the Uniform Non-consensual Disclosure of Intimate Images Act.  This Act was recently adopted in PEI.  See the Intimate Images Protection Act here.

November 2020

The LCO announces the appointments of three new Board of Governors members

2020-11-17T14:35:14+00:00November 17th, 2020|English, News|

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is pleased to announce the appointments of three new members:The Honourable Paul S. Rouleau (representative for the Judiciary, effective November 12, 2020);Geneviève Painchaud (representative for the Law Society of Ontario, effective October 15, 2020);Jane N. Mallen (representative for the Ministry of the Attorney General, effective September 10, 2020). The LCO [...]

October 2020

The Law Commission of Ontario releases an Issue Paper on AI and Algorithms in Criminal Proceedings

2020-10-28T13:21:50+00:00October 28th, 2020|English, News|

The LCO today releases an important Issue Paper analyzing the potential use, impact and regulation of AI, algorithms and automated decision-making in Canadian criminal proceedings.  The LCO’s paper, The Rise and Fall of Algorithms in American Criminal Justice: Lessons for Canada, is the first of three LCO Issue Papers considering AI, algorithms and automated decision-making in the [...]

September 2020

Call for LCO Board of Governors Applications

2020-09-11T16:40:47+00:00September 11th, 2020|English, News|

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is seeking two new members for its Board of Governors. The LCO is Ontario’s leading law reform agency.  The LCO provides independent, balanced, and authoritative advice on complex and important legal issues.  The LCO Board approves and oversees LCO projects/reports as well as the LCO policies, plans and budgets. Applicants must [...]

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