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Cost Overruns: Idea Refugees and Toronto Advocates

cost overruns: The group first announced it was considering cutting back those services in May, and then began a province-wide consultation on the idea, according to CBC. Refugees 'in the crosshairs' as Legal Aid Ontario battles for government funding, advocates warn With more refugees pouring in, Toronto advocates ringing alarms about federal fundingB.C. legal aid suspends immigration and refugee services due to lack of funding At the time, it said the organization couldn't continue to foot the cost overruns for its refugee program, as it had been doing for the past number of years. It said it needed to pare down the annual cost of the program from 33.6 million to 20.5 million. On Monday, Legal Aid Ontario LAO posted a brief update on its website, that said as a result of intensive stakeholder consultations in May and June, and ongoing discussions with government, LAO has decided to continue immigration and refugee services at the current level at this time. The people who access legal aid don't have the option to pay for private legal services, Bedard told The Morning Edition's host Craig Norris on Friday. No representation for refugees The threat of cuts continues to cause concern for many, including Tara Bedard, the executive director of immigration partnerships for the Region of Waterloo. ( As reported in the news.