In 2019 the Ford government cut a catastrophic $133 million in funding to Legal Aid Ontario.
The hardest hit are Ontario’s most vulnerable people, including women fleeing domestic violence, refugees fleeing life-threatening persecution, and innocent people facing prison because they can’t afford a lawyer.
As a result of these cuts, new costs are piling up as Ontario’s already overburdened court system face extraordinary delays as even more people have to try to be the lawyer they can't afford. Research shows this means court proceedings take much longer and there is a higher likelihood of appeal.
In 30 seconds, you can help reverse these cuts.
Use the form below to send an email to Premier Ford and your MPP to Stop LAO Cuts.