Ontario presses for more cash for refugee legal aid but Ottawa says province already gets bulk of national funding - 2019-07-19
Open this photo in gallery Doug Downey is sworn into his new role as Ontario's Attorney General at Queen's Park in Toronto on June 20, 2019. Downey is taking his fight for more money for refugee legal aid to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press
Ontario's attorney-general is taking his fight for more federal money for refugee legal aid to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Doug Downey, who took over as Ontario's attorney-general in June, said he has received no response to his requests to federal Justice Minister David Lametti and Finance Minister Bill Morneau, calling on Ottawa to "properly fund" immigration and refugee legal-aid services in his province.