Legal Aid Ontario to restore immigration and refugee services

Published: Friday, August 16, 2019

Further to the federal government's August 12, 2019 announcement of $25.7 million in one‑time funding for immigration and refugee services, Legal Aid Ontario is fully restoring services in these areas for the remainder of the fiscal year.

Beginning August 16, 2019, legal aid coverage for immigration and refugee services will resume at levels offered prior to April 15, 2019, when certain services were suspended.

"This is very good news," says David Field, LAO's President and CEO, "and allows us to restore immigration and refugee services for the remainder of the year. We would like to thank the federal government for this funding."

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