Legal Aid Ontario

  • Lawyers criticize government for misleading information on Legal Aid Ontario

    Lawyers criticize government for misleading information on Legal Aid Ontario

    Apr 25, 2019

    A number of lawyers spoke out in support of Legal Aid Ontario at Queen’s Park, saying the provincial government has released incorrect figures that are misleading the public about the number of clients it serves.

  • Ontario's legal aid cuts leave David unarmed against Goliath

    Apr 22, 2019

    Last week, the Ontario budget slashed funding to Legal Aid Ontario by over 30 per cent. Adding to the cruelty, the $133 million cut takes effect immediately – there was no advanced notice. And to make matters even worse the province has directed LAO that no provincial money can be used to cover immigration and refugee law, leaving that program with a staggering and unexpected $45 million shortfall.

  • LAO keeps three refugee law service offices open, amidst cuts

    LAO keeps three refugee law service offices open, amidst cuts

    Apr 16, 2019

    Legal Aid Ontario says that for now it plans to keep three legal centres that offer refugee law services, despite an announcement that the province will no longer provide funding for the services.

  • Province cuts funding to Legal Aid Ontario

    Province cuts funding to Legal Aid Ontario

    Apr 12, 2019

    Legal Aid Ontario will see steep budget cuts under a budget released by the provincial government on April 11.