The LCO is pleased to release its new Strategic Plan. The Plan commits the LCO to new projects, to improving engagement, to increasing our impact, and to LCO growth and renewal. The Plan also commits the LCO to advancing Reconciliation through law reform. To read further click here.
On Thursday, September 22nd, the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) released its Consultation Paper on Environmental Accountability in Ontario. The LCO believes the time is right for an independent, interdisciplinary, and balanced review of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) legislation and environmental accountability strategies generally. The EBR was enacted more than 25 years ago. [...]
Upcoming LCO News & Events In June 2022, LCO Board of Governors member, the Honourable Paul S. Rouleau, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) by the Law Society of Ontario. The LCO’s judicial appointee Justice Rouleau was appointed in April 2022 by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to lead the Public Order [...]
On Thursday, June 16th, the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) released Accountable AI a new report discussing artificial intelligence (AI) in the Canadian justice system. Accountable AI comprehensively analyzes AI and Automated Decision-making (ADM) systems used to assist government decision-making in public benefits, child protection, education, immigration, regulatory compliance, and many other civil and administrative justice applications. Issues [...]
Counsel Ramani Nadarajah and Project Head of the LCO's Environmental Accountability project, will join other senior environmental lawyers as a Discussion Facilitator in the OBA’s upcoming Advanced Environmental Law Practitioner Roundtable on June 9. To register, visit the CBA registration site: https://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_ON22ENV03C An alumnae of Osgoode Hall Law School, Ramani Nadarajah was also recently awarded [...]
The LCO is pleased to announce its incoming cohort of Student Scholar Fellows for Summer 2022. Now in its third year of operation, the LCO Student Scholar Fellowship program is offered in partnership with four Ontario law schools and provides students with relevant legal research experience and an opportunity to engage with the LCO’s ongoing [...]