Motion To: WHEREAS The recent Ontario budget has cut funding to Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) by $133 million, retroactive to April 1, 2019; and WHEREAS the budget cut to the LAO budget will have a direct negative impact on the budget of Community Legal Services of Ottawa and on the services, they provide to our most vulnerable residents including low-income families, people with disabilities, newcomers to Ottawa, our elderly residents, and the homeless and result in a further burdening on the City of Ottawa Social Services and Housing Sector; and WHEREAS the City of Ottawa continues to value its partnerships with community stakeholders (including our local community legal clinics) and wants to ensure that we all continue to work and collaborate with each other to ensure the proposed legal aid budget cuts will not impact the community legal clinic’s ability to represent and protect the legal needs of our residents; and WHEREAS the Community Legal Services of Ottawa is committed to upholdin
Absent/RecusedS. Moffatt (a)
J. Cloutier (a)
G. Gower (a)
Vote recorded from City Council on 2019-06-26 regarding agenda item MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY GIVEN.