Cuts to Legal Aid Ontario attack on poor and marganlized people, Kitchener MPP says – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 2019135 Views

Taking away a person’s access to justice sets them up for a disadvantage, Lindo says

May 09, 2019

Cuts to Legal Aid Ontario are “an attack on the poor,” Kitchener Centre MPP Laura Mae Lindo says.

Lindo, who is chair of the Ontario NDP black caucus and is the anti-racism and citizenship and immigration critic for the party, said without proper access to lawyers, many people will be forced to give up the issues they’re trying to fight.

“People living in poverty have intersecting identities. They are racialized folks, they are Indigenous folks, they are black folks. They are from here, sometimes first generation, sometimes second generation, and they are all struggling,” Lindo said.

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