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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.


A Public Discussion on Class Actions in Ontario

March 9th, 2018|0 Comments

The LCO today releases a Consultation Paper and launches province-wide consultations for its Class Actions: Objectives, Experience, and Reforms project. The LCO review is the most comprehensive assessment of Ontario’s Class Proceedings Act since it [...]

LCO Launches Consultation Survey to Hear About Your Experiences

March 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Have you ever supported a family member, close friend, or acted as a substitute decision-maker for someone who received palliative care, or end of life care? Or, do you work in health care, academia, government, [...]

Defamation Law and the Internet: Where Do We Go From Here?

March 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

It has been said that almost every concept and rule in the field of defamation law has to be reconsidered in light of the Internet. The Law Commission of Ontario’s “Defamation Law and the Internet: [...]

The LCO is hiring summer 2018 research students!

January 29th, 2018|0 Comments

The LCO is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2018 term. Positions are open to law students (JD or LL.L) and graduate law students (LLM, SJD or PhD in law), currently enrolled in an Ontario [...]


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