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October 2021

The LCO releases new report, Last Stages of Life: Final Report

2021-10-07T15:22:54+00:00October 1st, 2021|English, News|

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) today releases a major new report, Last Stages of Life: Final Report.  This report considers legal and policy issues that arise in the “last stage of life”, including palliative care, end-of-life care, and medical assistance in dying. The LCO’s Last Stages of Life: Final Report is the first of two [...]

September 2021

The LCO is Hiring!

2021-09-23T16:02:31+00:00September 23rd, 2021|English, News|

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) seeks a full-time Policy Counsel for a one-year contract that may be extended.  The deadline to apply is Friday, October 15, 2021. The full job posting is available here in both English and French.

Comparing AI Regulation in Canada and the European Union

2021-09-20T17:56:21+00:00September 20th, 2021|English, News|

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is pleased to announce a new project working with the Research Chair on Accountable Artificial Intelligence in a Global Context at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law - Civil Law Section.  The Research Chair is led by Professor Céline Castets-Renard.  Together, we are preparing a report comparing AI [...]

Best wishes, Sue!

2021-09-13T18:15:08+00:00September 13th, 2021|English, News|

The LCO is announcing the retirement of our colleague Dr. Sue Gratton at the end of September. Sue has been with the Law Commission for ten years.  In that time she has successfully led many LCO projects, including Environmental Accountability, Defamation Law in the Internet Age, Small Estates, and Forestry Workers Lien for Wages Act.  [...]

July 2021

June 2021

The LCO releases new report, AI Case Study: Probabilistic Genotyping DNA Tools Used in Canadian Courts

2021-06-30T11:42:59+00:00June 30th, 2021|English, News|

Today, the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is releasing a new report, AI Case Study: Probabilistic Genotyping DNA Tools Used in Canadian Courts. This report, written by criminal defence lawyers Jill R. Presser and Kate Robertson, considers the role and impact of AI-driven probabilistic genotyping (PG) technology to generate evidence used in criminal proceedings.  The [...]

WEBCAST Responsible AI: European and North American Perspectives on the new EU draft AI Regulation

2021-06-25T14:15:19+00:00June 25th, 2021|English, News|

The LCO’s Executive Director, Nye Thomas, will be participating on an international panel organized by the Human Technology Foundation.  Join Nye on June 29th, 2021 for a discussion on Responsible AI: European and North American Perspectives on the new EU draft AI Regulation. See the Invitation for further details and registration.  

May 2021