Read NSRLP’s submission to the Ontario Family Legal Services Review

Read NSRLP’s submission to the Ontario Family Legal Services Review

The Ministry of the Attorney General and the Law Society of Upper Canada are conducting a review of family law to improve access to justice. Read NSRLP’s submission to the Ontario Family Legal Services Review, charged with reviewing the regulatory framework for providing family legal services in Ontario here.

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  • Larry EDoucet

    What good is that going to do me for being wrongfully convicted at the hands of the RCMP and the rest of the corrupt system that design just for the very rich people of Canada are not all that crazy look at Mike Duffy soap opera if you want to do something do it?

    May 16, 2016 at 10:58 am
  • sandra olson

    in our charter it states that there should be no barriers on access to justice. if the courts are filled with prejudice against the self represented, and the costs of going to court are inaccessible to most of the people attending court, then this is definitely a barrier. the courts in my opinion should be free to all. paid for as it should be by the government. The issuing of summary judgements against the self represented in order to get rid of them as a bother is clearly wrong, and a prejudice against the self represented. Perhaps the problems could also be addressed by fully funding the court system. No longer issuing costs orders but simply focusing on making fair and honest decisions from the court would change the way the public is being victimized by the courts and might actually start following the intent of the charter of rights. Also the practice of declaring the self represented vexatious is just a crime. It simply means the courts do not want to hear what you are trying to say, The courts have no way to determine the merits of a case without benefit of discovery of the evidence. Any summary judgements made without meeting this requirement are not based on anything but discrimination against the self represented.

    May 16, 2016 at 4:08 pm
  • sandra olson

    The issue of summary judgements against the self represented BEFORE discovery of evidence does not need a way for us to respond, The rule should be, NO APPLICATION FOR SUMMARY JUDGEMENT CAN BE MADE BEFORE DISCOVERY. This is just a dirty trick to avoid having to take responsibility for what has been done wrong. AFTER discovery, that is where help for the self represented on how to go over the evidence and present the merits with judicial support would be helpful.

    May 16, 2016 at 5:07 pm

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