How Doug Ford's legal aid 'guarantee' caused headaches for his government - 2019-10-31

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F182.png How Doug Ford's legal aid 'guarantee' caused headaches for his government October 31, 2019, Mike Crawley, CBC News

Premier Doug Ford's "guarantee" of legal aid to Ontarians who called his office forced his top staff to correct his statement and raised concerns about potential political interference, according to newly revealed internal documents.

The documents show how senior officials struggled to deal with the fallout from Ford's off-the-cuff remarks to a Toronto radio station, after his government's April budget slashed funding to Legal Aid Ontario by $133 million.

The documents also reveal that people who actually contacted Ford about their legal aid problems were shuffled off to the attorney general.

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{{cite news | first = Mike | last = Crawley | title = How Doug Ford's legal aid 'guarantee' caused headaches for his government | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/doug-ford-legal-aid-guarantee-1.5341159 | work = CBC News | date = October 31, 2019 | accessdate = November 1, 2019 }}