Legal aid cuts prompt Ontario-wide day of action - 2019-07-30
A province-wide day of action saw many Ontarians rallying against cuts against legal aid services announced by the Doug Ford government earlier this year.
More than 40 events took place on Tuesday — ranging from protests to events discussing the changes — after budget cuts were imposed by the government earlier this year.
Legal Aid Ontario provides services to those who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer. The cuts include slashing Legal Aid funding by 30 per cent, or $133 million. Assistance with refugee and immigration cases are being impacted.