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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.
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.
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.
- 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
With the assistance of a SSHRC Connections Grant, the Law Commission of Ontario funded two students from each of Ontario's law schools to attend our conference: Defamation Law and the Internet: Where Do We Go [...]
The LCO’s defamation project was recently cited in the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision Haaretz.com v. Goldhar. The decision is available here.
The LCO's recent conference, Defamation and the Internet: Where Do We Go From Here?, sparked a great deal of thoughtful analysis on the issues facing defamation law in the internet age. For an example, see [...]
In October 2017, the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) launched a call for LCO Board of Governors applications. The LCO is pleased to announce the appointments of three at-large members: Linda Cardinal (effective June 1, [...]