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7/9/2016

N.W.T. legal aid's refusal to help human rights complainants 'systematically discriminating'

The Northwest Territories Government's legal aid office was wrong to refuse a disabled Yellowknife woman a lawyer to help her argue human rights complaints, an adjudicator has found. This ruling comes almost five years after Elizabeth Portman, a former territorial government employee who has multiple sclerosis, applied for and was denied legal aid from the Department of Justice's Legal Services Board.
 
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