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Feds, lawyers slam Ontario's 'discriminatory' legal aid cuts for refugee claimants - 2019-04-13

F0.png Feds, lawyers slam Ontario's 'discriminatory' legal aid cuts for refugee claimants April 13, 2019, Maham Abedi, Global News

Legal Aid Ontario's funding was slashed by 30 per cent in the province's 2019 budget, prompting criticism from lawyers and the federal government.

The Doug Ford government said the cuts — which mean Legal Aid Ontario will receive $133 million less in this fiscal year than the $456 million it had anticipated — will eliminate funding for refugee and immigration law services.

The budget stated the cuts are meant to help with "streamlining the delivery of legal aid," and funding will be reduced by $164 million in 2021-22.

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{{cite news | first = Maham | last = Abedi | title = Feds, lawyers slam Ontario's 'discriminatory' legal aid cuts for refugee claimants | url = https://globalnews.ca/news/5160635/ontario-budget-legal-aid-refugee-claimants/ | work = Global News | date = April 13, 2019 | accessdate = May 23, 2019 }}