In a scathing column published this week by The Lawyer's Daily, Canada's former Deputy Attorney General George Thomson criticized the Ford government's decision to slash Legal Aid Ontario funding.
Thomson took direct aim at Ford's Attorney General, Caroline Mulroney:
Compounding the government’s numerous other cuts to programs and services for Ontario’s most vulnerable, Ontario’s attorney general has opted to make things worse by slashing their capacity to receive legal help and to be heard in our courts and tribunals. She and the government have done this by imposing much larger cuts on legal aid than on her Ministry as a whole, protecting other Ministry programs while dramatically reducing access to justice for people who need legal assistance.
Thomson wrote the column on behalf of a group of legal and community leaders called Friends of the Community Legal Clinics, which includes Raj Anand, Ron Ellis, Doug Ewart, Elizabeth Goldberg, Thea Herman, Patricia Hughes, R. Roy McMurtry (chair emeritus), and Mary Jane Mossman.
Read the full column at: https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/12374
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