Province announces $2M in legal aid funding

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

The B.C. government is shelling out $2 million to expand legal aid services and launch new pilot projects.

The new funding aims to increase access to justice and resolve disputes more quickly.

Projects include a Parents’ Legal Centre for child protection cases, and expanded duty counsel and family legal advice at the Victoria Justice Access Centre.

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  1. This doesn’t sound like very much money to solve what lawyers say is an underfunded legal system that is letting criminals off the hook because it is taking too long to hear their cases.

      • What a bunch of left wing, wing nuts. You couldn’t find good in anything unless it came from the NDP.
        Surprised you didnt’ feel it should have gone to the Teachers.

    • The comparison kind of puts things in perspective doesn’t it ? The Liberals obviously are giving lip service to the idea that the court system needs fixing ( far be it from me to be seen to be thinking the fix is in !)

      • The NDP legislated that PST was payable on legal accounts. The rational was to put the money into legal aid. It was the only service – as far as I know – on which PST was charged. Most of the money went into general revenue and needless to say, the Liberals quickly became addicted that cash source.

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