Many people sent me their heart-wrenching stories in response to my column about the lack of access to legal services by middle-income earners. I’m posting a few below.
Even many low-income people are badly served by Legal Aid, which won’t pay for routine family law and consumer cases.
Here’s a link to the book that sparked the controversy and talks about how to broaden access to justice.
I also want to mention that Financial Literacy Month is going ahead again in November.
As part of the national events, I’ll be doing my Ryerson workshop, Financial Basics, on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 5 to 9 p.m., at the Chang School on Victoria St., Toronto.
The session is free and comes with a great workbook. You can register here or you can just show up on the date.
You can find more about the Financial Basics workshop and order materials at the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada’s website.
Rob Carrick, the Globe and Mail’s personal finance columnist, wrote about the 12 taboo topics during Financial Literacy Month. Here’s a link to that column, which may disappear once the Globe puts up its pay wall next week.