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LCO releases draft anti-ageism legal framework

August 11, 2011

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) has just released a “Draft Framework for the Law as It Affects Older Adults” for public feedback. Once finalized, the framework can be used by legislators, policy-makers, advocacy organizations, community groups and service providers in the evaluation of new or existing laws, policies, and practices as they impact older adults. The framework will also promote consideration of the circumstances and experience of older Ontarians when legislation and policy are developed.

An interim report is also available, which provides the background, research and analyses upon which the framework is based. The report also contains examples of where and how the framework might be applied.

Public consultations on this release of the draft will be held until November 18, 2011. It is expected that the final document will be released in early 2012.

To read the interim report, go to For the draft framework, visit

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