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African Canadian Legal Clinic seeks probe of Legal Aid Ontario's defunding decision

Monday, August 28, 2017 @ 1:08 PM | By Amanda Jerome

The African Canadian Legal Clinic (ACLC) has responded to Legal Aid Ontario’s (LAO) decision to defund the clinic by reaching out to Ontario’s premier and attorney general to conduct an independent investigation of what the clinic deems a “biased, unjust and racist” decision.

Margaret Parsons, African Canadian Legal ClinicHowever, the Ministry of the Attorney General has decided not to get involved.

“The Clinic Committee of Legal Aid Ontario reached its decision following a thorough adjudicative process, which included multiple third party audits. The government of Ontario...