Oct 28, 2011

Legal aid to relax qualifying rules; Move comes 16 years after massive cuts wiped out coverage, even for the poor

Toronto Star

Ontario’s legal aid plan gets 1,300 calls a day from people with legal problems, but if you’re single and earn more than $10,800 a year or a family making
more than $24,000 you’re considered too rich to qualify for free assistance.

Now, 16 years after the Ontario government tightened the rules in a massive overhaul of legal aid, it seems that’s about to change.