The Ontario Civil Legal Needs Project released a report today, Listening to Ontarians, funded by the Law Society of Upper Canada, Legal Aid Ontario and Pro Bono Law Ontario. The study focused on middle-to-low-income populations, defined as a household income of under $75,000.
Tracey Tyler provides a summary of the report at The Star.
The study shows that one-third of those interviewed had a legal problem in the preceding year, with low-income populations facing the greatest hurdles,
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While the rate of incidence of legal problems within this group was consistent with Ontarians in the total survey