Millions spent to help refugees, immigrants file claims
Updated 9:19 pm, September 6th, 2011 /9:09 pm, September 6th, 2011
Minster of Public Safety, Vic Toews, and Tom Godfrey chat at the Toronto Sun on Thursday, August 18, 2011.
Credits: Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency
TOM GODFREY | QMI AGENCY
TORONTO – More than $18.5 million was spent last year by Legal Aid Ontario to help thousands of refugee claimants and immigrants fight their legal battles to stay in Canada, documents show.
Critics said the use of taxpayer funds to pay high-priced lawyers to represent newcomers should be slashed because it leaves less funding and services for Ontario citizens.read more