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Law Reform Commissions

If you want to make changes in the legal industry, these commissions are a good place to start. Generally, they work on an ongoing basis, so you can contact them with your insights and ideas for law reform at any time. You should do so in writing.

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  • Federation of Law Reform Agencies of Canada
    Federation des organismes de reforme du droit du Canada
    Schnoor, Jeffrey A., Q.C. - Manitoba Law Reform Commission
    405 Broadway, 12th Fl., Winnipeg, MB R3C 3L6
    EMail/Messagerie Internet:
    Tel: (604) -822-0142
    Fax: (604) 822-0144

  • Click here British Columbia Law Institute
    The broad purposes of the Institute are to:
    • promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its adaptation to modern social needs,
    • promote improvement of the administration of justice and respect for the rule of law, and
    • promote and carry out scholarly legal research.

    Marcus Patz E-mail
    1822 East Mall, University of British Columbia
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
    Tel: (604) 822-0142
    Fax: (604) 822-0144

  • Click here Alberta Law Reform Institute
      The purpose of the Institute is:
    • Research: To conduct and direct research into law and the administration of justice.
    • Recommend: To consider matters of law reform with a view to proposing to the appropriate authority the means by which the law may be made more useful and effective.
    • Promote: To promote law research and reform.

    Lown, Peter J.M., Q.C. - Dir., Alberta Law Reform Institute
    University of Alberta, 402 Law Centre, Edmonton, AB T6G 2H5
    Tel: (403) 492-5291
    Fax: (403) 492-1790

  • Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan
    The Law Reform Commission reviews all the law of Saskatchewan in order to systematically develop and reform the law, and to generally simplify and modernize it as well. Research for particular projects of the Commission are conducted, and the matter is placed before the Commission for discussion and consideration. Recommendations are then embodied in a final report to the Minister of Justice.

    Finley, Michael J. - College of Law
    University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7N OW0
    Tel: (306) 966-4002
    Fax: (306) 966-5900

  • Manitoba Law Reform Commission
    There does not appear to be a web site for this Commission. Jeffrey A. Schnoor, Q.C. - Manitoba Law Reform Commission
    4O5 Broadway, 12th Fl., Winnipeg, MB R3C 3L6
    EMail/Messagerie Internet:
    Tel: (204) 945-2900
    Fax: (204) 948-2184

  • Law Commission of Ontario/Commission du droit de l'Ontario
    The LCO was established in September 2007. The LCO has committed to consult broadly with both experts and those directly affected by law reform issues. Its approach to law reform is pragmatic, innovative, and multidisciplinary.
    The mission of the LCO is to:
    • recommend laww reform measures to enhance the legal system’s relevance, effectiveness and accessibility;
    • improve the admministration of justice through the clarification and simplification of the law;
    • consider the use of technoloogy to enhance access to justice;
    • stimulate critical legal debate; and
    • study areas that are underserved bby other research.
  • Direction de la refonte des lois et des reglements
    Serge Massicotte, - Directeur de la section
    1200, route de l'Eglise, 2e Etage, Sainte-Foy, QC G1V 4M1
    Tel: (418) 643-1427
    Fax: (418) 643-9749

     

  • Prince Edward Island
    Moore, M. Raymond - Legislative Counsel
    180 Richmond St., Box 1628, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
    Tel: (902) 368-4291
    Fax: (902) 368-4382

  • Click here Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia
    John E.S. Briggs
    Executive Director
    1484 Carlton St., 12th Fl., Halifax, NS B3H 3B7
    Tel: (902) 423-2633
    Fax: (902) 423-0222

    Federal & Provincial Law Reform Commissions
    These are the legal groups which research and propose changes to the law across Canada.
    Your input is welcome.


    National Legal Associations
    Click here The Canadian Bar Association Dedicated to improving the law and the administration of justice to promoting equality in the profession and the justice system.

    Click here Federation of Law Societies of Canada Umbrella organization of the thirteen governing bodies ( the various law societies) of the legal profession in Canada.
    Executive Director: Diane Bourque dbourque@flsc.ca
    Secretary-Treasurer: Patricia-Ann Foley
    pafoley@flsc.ca
    Email:Diane BourqueExecutive Director / Directrice générale

    Here is the biggest joke of all.

    Federation of Law Societies of Canada         Fédération des professions juridiques du Canada
    480 - 445 boul. Saint-Laurent
    Montreal, QC Canada
    H2Y 2Y7
    (514) 875-6351 tel         (514) 875-6115 fax


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