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Legal Aid Ontario's budget plan on target, Deloitte report says

Friday, May 12, 2017 @ 6:14 AM | By Tom Venetis

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has received an independent report by Deloitte examining its budget plan to reduce its deficit so as to continue providing legal aid services to low income people in Ontario.  

David Field, Legal Aid OntarioLast December, LAO announced it was scaling back on services due to a $26 million deficit. It said it would no longer issue legal aid certificates for criminal defence lawyers in cases where there was little chance of a person being sent to jail.

Concerns were raised that...