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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.

Current Projects

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.


LCO Partners with Mozilla Foundation on Digital Rights and Digital Society Roundtable

May 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

It’s RightsCon week in Toronto and the LCO are doing their part! On May 14 the LCO and Mozilla Foundation partnered to host a Roundtable on Digital Rights and Digital Society. The event brought together [...]

Defamation conference awarded SSHRC Connections Grant

April 11th, 2018|0 Comments

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is pleased to announce that our Defamation Law and the Internet: Where Do We Go From Here? conference has been awarded a SSHRC grant. The conference is being hosted [...]

The full program for the Defamation Conference now available

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

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Attention conference-goers. The full program for [...]

The Lawyers Daily: LCO wants to know if Class Action statue needs updating

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Read the latest article on the Class Actions project here. For more information on our Class Actions project, and to read the consultation paper, please click here.


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