RLA Letter regarding Health-Related Postponement Requests

The RLA expresses concern over instances where the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) has denied requests for postponement of a hearing based on counsel’s ill-health or injury. The RLA is deeply concerned that in such cases, the Tribunal has not accommodated the counsel’s health or injury-related postponement requests. Many lawyers from…

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Media Release – Legal Aid to refugees and immigrants to end Tuesday morning

The axe has fallen on legal aid for immigration and refugees in Ontario. Just after 4 pm today, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) announced by email to staff and stakeholders that, with limited exceptions, the program will be discontinued effective Tuesday morning. The Province’s unilateral and abrupt end to this critical…

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Media Release – Refugee lawyers join legal advocates across the province to condemn cuts to Legal Aid Ontario

For Immediate Release – April 12, 2019 Media Release –  Refugee lawyers join legal advocates across the province to condemn cuts to Legal Aid Ontario Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL) & Refugee Lawyers Association (RLA) The Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers and the Refugee Lawyers Association are alarmed by…

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