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September 2022

LCO Releases ‘Environmental Accountability’ Consultation Paper

2022-09-26T15:07:38+00:00September 21st, 2022|English, Events, News|

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. [...]

August 2022

LCO Upcoming News & Events – Summer/Fall 2022

2022-09-15T18:28:36+00:00August 22nd, 2022|English, Events, News|

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 [...]

June 2022

LCO releases ‘Accountable AI’ Final Report

2022-06-16T19:25:40+00:00June 16th, 2022|English, News|

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 [...]

LCO Counsel at Advanced Environmental Law Roundtable, June 9

2022-06-07T20:38:11+00:00June 6th, 2022|English, News, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

May 2022

LCO welcomes thirteen student fellows to its summer roster

2022-05-31T19:29:43+00:00May 31st, 2022|English, News|

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 [...]

LCO Board Member to lead federal Public Order Emergency Commission

2022-06-08T19:45:28+00:00May 8th, 2022|English, News|

LCO Board of Governors member and judicial appointee Justice Paul S. Rouleau has been appointed by the Prime Minister to lead the Public Order Emergency Commission following the invocation of the Emergencies Act in February 2022. As Commissioner, Justice Rouleau is expected to conclude the public inquiry and table his findings and recommendations to the [...]

February 2022

LCO Student Scholar Fellowship Program, Summer 2022

2022-02-01T16:35:27+00:00February 1st, 2022|English, News|

The LCO is pleased to announce the renewal of the LCO Student Scholar Fellowship Program.  Once again, the LCO will employ as many as 13 law students this summer.  This program is a partnership between the LCO and four Ontario law schools.  Students from the follo