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Two-Decade History: Aid Ontario and Marginalized Communities

two-decade history: And it took us a couple of days to really understand the nuances, according to National Observer. The Doug Ford government's appointee told him that Legal Aid Ontario would be facing a 30 per cent cut in its operating budget the biggest cut in its over two-decade history. Right away we were going through numbers with them, Field recalled. In total, the cuts added up to 133 million and took effect immediately without any notice, despite the fact that Legal Aid's 2019 budget had already been finalized. Field is the current CEO of Legal Aid Ontario, tasked with finding a way to deliver these cuts in a way that doesn't disrupt the agency's mandate of providing cheap legal assistance to the province's most marginalized communities. But none of this was known until that phone call. ( As reported in the news.