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Legal Aid Ontario commits $850,000 toward new clinic for black community

Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 11:26 AM | By Amanda Jerome

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is establishing a new legal clinic to serve the black community after it decided to pull funding from the African Canadian Legal Clinic (ACLC) in August.

David Field, Legal Aid Ontario“LAO’s commitment is to support the creation of a strong, black-led, black-focused community legal clinic. To that end LAO is immediately committing $850,000 toward the work of establishing a new clinic,” said LAO spokesperson, Graeme Burk, referencing sentiments made by David Field, LAO's chief executive officer.

LAO held a public meeting in...