TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) wants
to hear from members of the public about the areas of law they believe
The LCO welcomes proposals from individuals and organizations, including
the legal profession, the judiciary, community groups, government
ministries and agencies, academics and the general public. It will
consider proposals on an ongoing basis with the actual selection
process beginning in January 2014.
The LCO reviews and makes recommendations about Ontario law, policy and
practice with the goal of making law more effective, relevant and
accessible, clearer and simpler or making more effective use of
technology to increase access to justice. It welcomes small proposals
that focus on legislative reform and proposals that are broader and may
be directed at social justice issues.
Among the reports the LCO has already issued are those addressing
principles for the law as it affects older adults and persons with
disabilities, vulnerable workers, the family law system, the division
of pensions on marital breakdown and the Provincial Offences Act. Its current projects relate to the lien held by forestry workers,
capacity and guardianship, accessing Registered Disability Savings
Plans by adults whose competence is challenged, class actions and a
simplified procedure for small estates.
"We encourage proposals from individuals and groups from across the
province," says Executive Director Dr. Patricia Hughes. "Making a
proposal is as easy as sending us a two or three page description of
the issue, why it matters and why the LCO is the right body to review
it. Longer proposals are also welcome." More detailed information about
the LCO and making a proposal can be found at http://www.lco-cdo.org.
Launched in September 2007, the LCO is funded by the Law Foundation of
Ontario, the Ministry of the Attorney General, Osgoode Hall Law School
and the Law Society of Upper Canada, and is also supported by Ontario's
law schools. It receives funding and in-kind assistance from York
University. Housed in the Ignat Kaneff Building, home of Osgoode Hall
Law School, York University, it operates independently of government to
recommend law reforms to enhance access to justice.
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SOURCE: Law Commission of Ontario - LCO
For further information:
Patricia Hughes, Executive Director
Law Commission of Ontario