ANALYSIS: Doug Ford's cost-cutting often comes at expense of the poor - 2019-07-29
So many of the government's austerity measures are aimed at society's most vulnerable. In this case, it's injured workers battling complex workers' compensation rules, tenants fighting landlords at hearings, or Ontarians fighting to retain disability payments.
Ford has promised to reduce the provincial deficit by $6 billion through efficiencies. So far, the poor have borne the brunt of this strategy.
The legal clinic, with headquarters in Orillia and offices in Barrie, Collingwood, Haliburton, Lindsay, Midland, Minden and Christian Island, doesn't deal with criminal and family court issues. Cuts will impact the poor in those areas, too.