“Ontario Paralegals Say NO to Regulation by Lawyers!”

Very strong press release from Ontario paralegals:

"The Ontario Justice Committee hearings regarding Bill 14 (Access to Justice Act) are coming to a close at Queen’s Park. One thing is very certain . . . Independent paralegals in Ontario are in a David and Goliath fight for the very survival of their profession!!

"If Schedule C to Bill 14 is enacted, without amendment, Ontario paralegals will be regulated by lawyers. What this really means is that Ontario lawyers will be handed the opportunity, on a silver platter, to get rid of their competition. The public will then have no choice but to retain a lawyer and pay exorbitantly higher legal fees to incorporate a simple corporation, register a sole proprietorship or process a simple uncontested divorce. Paralegals will no longer be able to help the public with these services."