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Criminal Lawyer worries that funding cuts mean more jail for the poor and vulnerable

A Windsor lawyer and a law professor predict more vulnerable people charged with crimes — whether they’re guilty or not — will be spending more time in jail, and local courts will become further clogged after the province announced cost-cutting changes to bail hearing assistance for the poor.


Premier Doug Ford pledged publicly that nobody who needs legal aid will be denied, but Ottawa lawyer Michael Spratt has been tweeting (@mspratt) details almost daily about just his own clients who are being denied.

Read Doug Schmidt’s full story: Windsor Star 

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