Loading...
English2018-09-20T00:03:46+00:00

This post is also available in: frFrançais (French)

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.

Current Projects

Law Reform and Technology

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.

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.

News

New Chair of the Board

September 4th, 2018|

The Law Commission of Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Pinto as Chair of the Board of Governors, effective September 1st, 2018. Andrew replaces Bruce Elman, Chair of the Board since September [...]

The Star: Growing number of professionals face job insecurity, study finds

August 21st, 2018|

The LCO and the research conducted for our Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work project was recently mentioned in an article published by The Star on August 21, 2018. To read the article click here: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/08/21/growing-number-of-professionals-face-job-insecurity-study-finds.html

Recent Tweets