Ontario Legal Aid Funding Cuts

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

In the 2019 provincial budget, the Ford government cut funding to Legal Aid Ontario by 30% or the equivalent of $133 million annually. It's prompted quite an outcry from members of the legal community. Avvy Go, clinic director of the Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic and Patricia Hughes, former executive director of the Law Commission of Ontario, and now a contributor to Slaw, Canada's online legal magazine, visit The Agenda to discuss how this will affect lower-income Ontarians and impact the justice system.
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