Parkdale law office forced to relocate due to cuts to Ontario legal aid funding - 2019-07-31
A successful Toronto Parkdale law office has been forced to move to a church basement because of provincial legal aid funding being slashed.
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 in the province as a whole. Assistance with refugee and immigration cases are being impacted.
"I feel like I've dedicated my life to the this place, this community," said staff administrator Linda Newton, who was laid off after working at the office for 20 years.