The Right to Counsel

The Community Legal Aid Services Programme (CLASP) is established. Under the supervision of practising lawyers, Osgoode students provide legal services to members of the community who would otherwise be unable to afford representation. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, the Canadian social security system would grow to include community housing projects and legal aid. These run-down homes were on Bleecker Street and are contrasted with new apartment blocks, 1963.