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Hoping Ontario’s new Attorney General does the right thing

"Today we are in the midst of writing a new chapter in the history of legal aid in Ontario — a system that has served as a much-emulated model of the world, with the legal clinics having played a central role of its success. A system that is now under attack, with deliberate misinformation about its lack of efficiency as the justification for its obliteration.

While I acknowledge Minister Downey is not the one who started us on this path of destruction, I do need to ask him this: Would you rather go down in history as the politician who put the nail in the coffin of the legal clinic system, or the visionary leader who not only revived, but revitalized, the system with much needed new funding?" Avvy Go, Chinese & South Asian Legal Clinic

Read the full article here: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2019/07/02/hoping-the-new-attorney-general-does-the-right-thing.html

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