Ford’s Callous Cuts To Legal Aid Hurt Injured Workers In Ontario

“Doug Ford continues his attacks on injured workers in Ontario, this time by slashing funding specifically for legal aid offices helping workers injured on the job.”      – Niagara Falls NDP MPP Wayne Gates

A News Release from the Niagara Falls Riding Constituency Office of NDP MPP Wayne Gates

Posted June 17th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

Niagara Falls NDP MPP Wayne Gates

Queen’s Park — After hurting injured workers in Ontario by cutting employer contributions and opening WSIB to privatization, Doug Ford’s legal aid cuts are another painful attack on workers hurt on the job, said MPP Wayne Gates, the NDP’s WSIB critic.

Gates released the following statement:

“Doug Ford continues his attacks on injured workers in Ontario, this time by slashing funding specifically for legal aid offices helping workers injured on the job.

These offices are already underfunded, and Ford’s deep cuts are threatening their future.  Injured workers in the province may be left without the help they need to access supports for them and their families.

Injured workers in Ontario who have given their lives to their jobs deserve better than the Ford government’s continued claw backs on the compensation they are owed, and the supports they need.

No injured worker in the province of Ontario should live in poverty because of a workplace injury or illness.”

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