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Report: Comparing AI Regulation in Canada and Europe

December 2nd, 2021|

The Law Commission of Ontario and Research Chair on Accountable Artificial Intelligence in a Global Context have come together to prepare a new report, Comparing European and Canadian AI Regulation, that compares two leading international [...]

Renewed LCO Funding!

October 29th, 2021|

Great news! Both the Law Foundation of Ontario and Law Society of Ontario have renewed Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) funding. The LCO is truly grateful for their continued support! The LFO Catalyst Funding announcement [...]

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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.