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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.

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LCO Student Scholar Fellowship Program, Summer 2021

January 26th, 2021|

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. [...]

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AI, ADM and the Justice System

The LCO’s multiyear AI, ADM and the Justice System project brings together policymakers, legal professionals, technologists, NGOs and community members to discuss the development, deployment, regulation and impact of artificial intelligence (AI), automated decision-making (ADM) and algorithms on access to justice, human rights, and due process.

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Environmental Accountability: Rights, Responsibilities and Access to Justice

The LCO is considering possible reforms to Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights and other contemporary approaches to strengthening environmental accountability in Ontario. Issues include the desirability, feasibility and enforceability of legislating a substantive right to a healthy environment, the responsibilities corresponding to such a right, and proposals for enhancing environmental access to justice.

Last Stages of Life

The LCO’s Last Stages of Life project considers how the law shapes