Legal Aid Services and the Provincial Election
June 4, 2018 Social Justice
Legal aid is the critical foundation of access to justice for Ontarians.
Last month we posted a background paper that included some facts on legal aid services in Ontario and some comparisons to other jurisdicitions. https://www.hamiltonjustice.ca/blog?post=Community+Legal+Clinics+and+the+2018+Ontario+Election&id=457
In the lead up to the provincial election Community Legal Clinics around Ontario have been engaging with candidates on issues of interest to their communities including the importance of the services that clinics provide.
We asked Hamilton candidates for the four major political parties two questions regarding their commitment to adequate and stable funding for Ontario's legal aid services. We received reponses from Jason Lopez, Paul Miller and Monique Taylor.
Here are their reponses.