Cuts by Doug Ford slash legal aid support for climate emergency - 2019-06-12

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F99.png Cuts by Doug Ford slash legal aid support for climate emergency June 12, 2019, Fatima Syed, National Observer

Budget cuts by the Ontario government may bring an end to the use of legal aid support to help vulnerable people fight the global climate change emergency.

Legal Aid Ontario is slashing more than a third of the Canadian Environmental Law Association's budget as a cost-savings measure after Conservative Premier Doug Ford's government delivered the biggest budget cut in the agency's history.

The non-profit, public interest environment law group and legal aid clinic is one of six specialty clinics within Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) facing budget cuts — along with clinics in the Toronto area that are being reduced on average by six per cent (barring one that will face a significant reduction) — in an effort to find cost-savings across the agency's expenditure without impacting any "direct client services" for the province's low-income communities.

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{{cite news | first = Fatima | last = Syed | title = Cuts by Doug Ford slash legal aid support for climate emergency | url = https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/06/12/news/cuts-doug-ford-slash-legal-aid-support-climate-emergency | work = National Observer | date = June 12, 2019 | accessdate = June 12, 2019 }}