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Amended Bill 161 a continued attack on legal aid and Ontario’s poor

The Ford government’s changes to legal aid that are in its Bill 161 brought in this week are a callous attack on the system and put some of Ontario’s most vulnerable citizens even more at risk. If passed, this legislation gives Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) unchecked rule-making authority on the fate of the community legal……

North District Legal Aid Ontario workers vote to join OPSEU

Yet another group of Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) workers – these ones at the North District offices in Thunder Bay, Sioux Lookout and Kenora – have voted to join OPSEU. “With all the cuts and chaos being inflicted on Legal Aid Ontario by the Ford government, I can understand why more and more of its……

OPSEU numbers continue to grow within Legal Aid Ontario

All employees of the six Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) West District Offices are joining OPSEU, adding more workers to a steadily-strengthening province-wide bargaining unit. Just over two months ago, staff at the Northeast District voted to unionize. Now, with this most recent addition, OPSEU Local 525 represents well over 350 workers from LAO offices across……

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