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BLAC Submissions on Bill 161

BLAC is concerned that Bill 161, Smarter and Stronger Justice Act, 2020 proposes to change LAO’s core mandate of promoting access to justice for low-income Ontario residents. At this critical time, BLAC believes that this will have a negative impact on the Black community and will create a further crisis of access to justice that reinforces existing inequities. This seems to be further evidence of the failure of our government to meaningfully understand and address anti-Black racism and its deleterious impact on the Black community and all other vulnerable Ontarians.

Read our submissions here on Bill 161.