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Bill 161: Neither Smarter nor Stronger

March 11, 2020

More than 30 law professors from across Ontario have weighed in on the impact of the government's proposed Bill 161: the Smarter and Stronger Justice Act.

According to the report, Neither Smarter nor Stronger: Bill 161 is a Step Backwards for Access to Justice and Community-Based Legal Services in Ontario, the Bill, if passed, "seriously weakens the ability of community legal clinics to engage in meaningful, sufficiently funded legal work to address the everyday violations of legal rights of low-income individuals and disadvantaged communities".

You can read the report in its entirety here.

 

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