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MPs urge Ottawa to create civil legal aid fund

Monday, October 30, 2017 @ 5:29 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Commons Justice Committee has recommended that Ottawa revamp the current amorphous block funding the federal government gives the provinces and territories for legal aid by creating a separate earmarked civil legal aid fund for provinces that is administered under the Department of Justice (DOJ) Canada Legal Aid Program.

Commons Justice Committee chair Anthony HousefatherThe MPs’ Oct. 30 recommendation that the unspecified amount of money Ottawa transfers to the provinces and territories each year for civil legal aid be made public as part of a new...