Refugees 'In The Crosshairs' as Legal Aid Ontario Battles For Government Funding, Advocates Warn
Agency says it has no choice but to slash refugee services — but many say cuts could be 'devastating'
Immigration advocates are sounding the alarm as Legal Aid Ontario moves to slash services for refugees — saying the measures threaten to hold vulnerable asylum seekers hostage amid the organization's fight for added government funding.
The mounting concern comes as the arm's-length provincial agency launches a consultation process to look into what it calls the "difficult choice" to temporarily suspend some of the services, beginning July 1.
"Refugees 'In The Crosshairs' as Legal Aid Ontario Battles For Government Funding, Advocates Warn."
(25 May 2017):