The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is excited to welcome the following law students to the LCO team this summer:Natasha Daley - University of Windsor, Faculty of LawAdrin Shojaie - University of Windsor, Faculty of LawAbhishek Chaudry - University of Windsor, Faculty of LawGeethanjali Selvam - University of Windsor, Faculty of LawErin Chochla - Bora [...]
The LCO Defamation in the Internet Age report is in the news. An Australian court just held Google liable for defamation. A recent article considers the LCO’s report as a path forward for reforming internet intermediary liability.
Read the latest article in the Law Times on the appointment of Raj Anand as Chair to the LCO Board of Governors.
The Law Commission of Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Raj Anand as Chair of the Board of Governors, effective April 16, 2020. Raj replaces Andrew Pinto, Chair of the Board from September 2018 to February 2020 - upon his appointment to the judiciary. “It will be a privilege to serve as Chair [...]
Working in partnership with Ontario law schools, the LCO’s new Student Scholar Fellowship Program will significantly expand the number of students working at the LCO this summer. Up to 13 students from four Ontario law schools will be eligible. Students from the following schools can apply:Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Lakehead University (ad included in [...]
The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is reorganizing its summer student program. An announcement will be made soon!
Read the latest review by Gowling WLG on the Defamation Law in the Internet Age final report here.
The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) today releases a major new report, Defamation Law in the Internet Age. Defamation law balances two conflicting values: protection of reputation and freedom of expression. The LCO report considers how to adapt defamation law to the internet, including social media, online personal attacks, false online reviews, “new media” organizations [...]
Globe and Mail: Proposed changes to Ontario’s class-action laws would make it harder to sue corporations and government, experts say
An article regarding the proposed class actions reforms in Bill 161 was recently published in the Globe and Mail, and features comments from LCO Executive Director Nye Thomas. More information about the LCO's class actions project and final report is available here.
The LCO is thrilled to announce that the Chair of our Board of Governors, Andrew Pinto, was appointed to the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario on February 3, 2020. Our most sincere congratulations to Justice Pinto on this accomplishment!