Rima Berns‑McGown MPP, Beaches–East York

Government of Ontario

VIDEO: Rima on the Government's Legal Aid Cuts

Published on April 17, 2019

I've already heard from many of you who are outraged by the Government's 30 percent cut to Legal Aid Ontario.

It is unconscionable and it is an action that is specifically targetting refugees and immigrants. We know that racialzed individuals, particulary racialized women, are the most suspectible to dangerous and precarious situations. Legal Aid is a lifeline. 

It's a gasp of air when you're already drowning. 

Today I asked the Attorney General how, in good conscience, is the government taking more away from this crucial service.

** Thank you to the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario for sharing with me stories of the incredible work they do to help our communities.