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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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The LCO is Hiring!

September 23rd, 2021|

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) seeks a full-time Policy Counsel for a one-year contract that may be extended.  The deadline to apply is Friday, October 15, 2021. The full job posting is available here [...]

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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 the rights, choices, and quality of life for persons who are dying and those who support them.