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WHO WE ARE
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.
The influence of technology is pervasive; it is spreading to new areas of the private and public sectors, shaping lives like never before, and raising serious questions about access to justice. From these and other examples the LCO has begun to identify specific areas where there is evident need for sophisticated, thoughtful legal analysis in the Ontario context.
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.
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.
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.
- Division of Pensions Upon Marriage Breakdown
- Family Law Reform
- The Federal RDSP, and Capacity and Legal Representation
- Fees for Cashing Government Cheques
- Legal Capacity, Decision-making and Guardianship
- Forestry Workers Lien for Wages Act
- Joint & Several Liability
- A Framework for the Law as it Affects Older Adults
- Persons with Disabilities
- Provincial Offences Act
- Small Estates
- Violence against Women Curriculum Modules Initiative
- Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work
The LCO is pleased to announce that Justice Michal Fairburn of the Court of Appeal for Ontario will be joining the LCO Board. The LCO is pleased to announce that Justice Michal Fairburn of the [...]
The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is pleased to announce funding has been renewed under the Law Foundation of Ontario’s (LFO) Catalyst program. The LFO provides invaluable support to Ontario’s access to justice community. This [...]
Read the latest article on the Class Actions: Objectives, Experiences and Reforms project here. For more information on our Class Actions: Objectives, Experiences and Reforms project, please click here.
LCO was mentioned in a article by McCarthy Tetrault in regards to the six general law reform themes or priorities outlined in the “Digital Rights, Digital Society Roundtable Report” (the “Report”) by the LCO and [...]