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The Law Commission of Ontario is an independent body whose mission is to conduct research and recommend law reforms to enhance access to justice. It is a partnership among Ontario's law schools, the Law Foundation of Ontario, the Law Society of Upper Canada, and the Ministry of the Attorney General.

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Complete Law Commission of Ontario's Capacity & Guardianship consultation questionnaires

The LCO requests your input on two consultation questionnaires in its project on Legal Decision-making, Capacity and Guardianship. The deadline for feedback is Friday, October 17, 2014.

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August 20, 2014

Law Commission of Ontario looking for feedback on their project 'Capacity of Adults with Mental Disabilities and the Federal RDSP'

The LCO wants to hear from all those who may be affected by the project: policy-makers, community organizations, service-providers, and actual and potential RDSP beneficiaries, their families and friends.

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January 27, 2014

Law Commission of Ontario Invites Proposals for New Law Reform Projects

The Law Commission of Ontario invites proposals for new law reform projects from individuals and organizations, including the legal profession, community groups, and the general public. It will begin consideration of proposals in January 2014.

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October 30, 2013

Law Commission of Ontario Releases Final Report in the Family Law Project

The Law Commission of Ontario today releases its final report in its family law project, Increasing Access to Family Justice through Comprehensive Entry Points and Inclusivity.

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July 23, 2013

Violence against women modules set to transform Ontario law education

The LCO (Law Commission of Ontario) is launching at Queen's University Faculty of Law a series of Ontario-wide law school curriculum modules on violence against women.

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December 04, 2012

Law Commission of Ontario releases Final Report and Framework for the Law as it Affects Older Adults

The goal of the Framework to help people understand and evaluate the effects of laws, policies, and practices on older adults, and to provide a foundation for law reform efforts in this area.

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July 11, 2012

Law Commission of Ontario draft recommendations promote changes to make Ontario's fragmented family justice system more consistent and accessible

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) has released for public feedback an Interim Report Towards a More Responsive and Effective Family Law System, which focuses on entry points to the family justice system. 

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February 22, 2012

The Law as it Affects Persons with Disabilities

Persons with disabilities make up 14.3 per cent of the Canadian population, but they continue to experience significant and wide-ranging disadvantage when compared to their non-disabled peers. The Law Commission of Ontario is soliciting feedback on its Law as it Affects Persons with Disabilities Consultation Paper.

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September 12, 2011

Law Commission of Ontario seeks feedback on draft framework for an Anti-Ageist Approach to the Law

The Law Commission of Ontario invites comment on the content, scope, structure, and format of its draft framework for an Anti-Ageist Approach to the Law. Based on the comments received, a revised final version will be released to the public in early 2012.

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August 29, 2011

New Law Commission of Ontario initiative: Law school curricula on violence against women

The Law Commission of Ontario has begun an initiative to develop law school curriculum modules around violence (particularly domestic violence) against women.

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April 18, 2011

Law Commission of Ontario seeks input from businesses and employers on vulnerable workers

The Law Commission of Ontario seeks input from all interested parties, including employers and the business community, on Background and Consultation Papers released on February 17, 2011 in its project on Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work.

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March 10, 2011

Law Commission of Ontario releases interim report on modernizing the Provincial Offences Act

The Law Commission of Ontario has released its Interim Report on Modernizing the Provincial Offences Act, which includes draft recommendations for major reforms that would significantly change the way in which millions of provincial offences, including parking offences, are dealt with in Ontario each year.

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March 10, 2011

Law Commission of Ontario recommends law reform measures to make the law accessible to all Ontarians

The Law Commission of Ontario shares what's new on its updated web site, with links to all its latest projects.

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December 09, 2010

Law Commission of Ontario Releases Six Research Papers on Persons with Disabilities

In January 2010, the Law Commission of Ontario issued a call for research papers related to its project on the Law as it Affects Persons with Disabilities. Six research papers were completed through this call, and the LCO is pleased to announce that these papers are now available on our website.

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December 08, 2010

LCO Spring Ontario Consultations for Disability and the Law Project

This is an opportunity for people with disabilities to bring the direct experience of living with disability to a research project designed to increase access to justice for people with disabilities.

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May 14, 2010

Family Law Process Call for Papers - February 2010

The Law Commission of Ontario will be funding two research papers on the topic "Best Practices at Family Justice System Entry Points: Needs of Users and Responses of Workers in the Justice System."

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February 23, 2010