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Current Staff

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Aneurin (Nye) Thomas

Executive Director

Nye Thomas is the Executive Director of the Law Commission of Ontario.

Nye has more than 20 years of experience leading sophisticated, multidisciplinary projects in Ontario’s justice sector.  As ED of the Law Commission, Nye is responsible for producing independent and evidence-based analysis and recommendations on complex law reform issues.  Current projects include:

Prior to this, Nye was Director General, Policy at Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) where he was responsible for policy development, consultations, and system planning at one of the world’s largest legal aid plans.  Nye’s work at LAO included leading the most significant expansion of legal aid services in more than 20 years.  Nye has also been Policy Director on major provincial inquiries, including the Ipperwash Inquiry.  Nye studied at the University of Toronto (BA), Queen’s University (LLB), and New York University (LLM).

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Laura Caruso

Executive Officer and Secretary to the Board of Governors

Laura Caruso joined the LCO in June 2014. As Executive Officer, Laura is the primary contact and liaison for communications between the ED and the LCO’s stakeholders, and manages the day-to-day operations of the LCO. As Secretary to the Board of Governors, Laura works closely with the LCO’s Board and its Committees, and is responsible for its operational and administrative functions.

Upon her return from studying and working in Europe, Laura gained valuable work experience in both the private and public sector. Prior to the LCO, Laura held a position at the Senate of Canada as a Legislative Assistant to a Senator.

Education

  • LLB, Honours, University of Huddersfield (UK); NCA Certificate of Qualification
  • Certificate in Dispute Resolution, York University
  • BA, Honours, York University
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Ryan Fritsch

Counsel

Ryan Fritsch joined the LCO in December 2016. He is experienced in teaching, litigating, and leading community and corporate social justice initiatives as a Toronto-based lawyer experienced in human rights, technology law, administrative law, and health law.