March 2020

LCO Launches Final Report: Defamation Law in the Internet Age

2020-03-12T13:07:10+00:00March 12th, 2020|English, News|

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) today releases a major new report, Defamation Law in the Internet Age. Defamation law balances two conflicting values: protection of reputation and freedom of expression.  The LCO report considers how to adapt defamation law to the internet, including social media, online personal attacks, false online reviews, “new media” organizations [...]

February 2020

January 2020

LCO Seeks Part-Time Administrative Assistant

2020-01-28T18:02:05+00:00January 28th, 2020|English, News|

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) seeks a Part-Time Administrative Assistant to start in March 2020, for a contract ending April 30, 2021. There may be an opportunity for full time hours in the future and/or a contract extension.The Administrative Assistant provides general administrative and website support to the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) office [...]

LCO responds to Bill 161

2020-01-24T20:46:33+00:00January 24th, 2020|English, News, Uncategorized|

The LCO has publicly released its response to the provincial government regarding Bill 161, the Smarter and Stronger Justice Act.  The LCO has provided comments on Bill 161’s provisions regarding class actions and small estates.  Class ActionsIn July 2019, the LCO released a major law reform report on class actions in Ontario, Class Actions: Objectives, [...]

Join the LCO at York U’s Inclusion Day 2020

2020-01-20T17:17:55+00:00January 20th, 2020|English, News|

Join us on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 (9:30 AM - 4:00 PM) at the Helliwell Centre, Osgoode Hall Law School for Inclusion Day, an event that will focus on the theme of belonging and exploring ways we can promote a greater sense of belonging at York. Registration is first come, first serve, so don't wait [...]

December 2019

LCO Forum on Automated Decision-Making in the Civil and Administrative Justice System

2019-12-05T15:45:22+00:00December 5th, 2019|English, News|

On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019, the LCO will host an invitational forum on automated decision-making in the civil and administrative justice system. The forum is a cross-disciplinary event designed to promote innovative, collaborative and multi-disciplinary analysis and recommendations.  The LCO has invited more than 30 policy makers, lawyers, jurists, technologists, academics, and community organizers to [...]