Ford government slashes legal aid and money for crime victims - 2019-04-11

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F99.png Ford government slashes legal aid and money for crime victims April 11, 2019, Fatima Syed, National Observer

Ontario residents who need a lawyer but cannot afford one may soon be affected by dramatic cuts announced on Thursday in the Ford government's first budget.

Finance Minister Vic Fedeli's plan proposes to slash $164 million annually from Ontario legal aid services, starting in 2021.

The budget will also take away some money given to victims of crime. The budget described this as standardizing their financial assistance to save up to $23 million per year.

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