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MPs’ recommendations for legal aid give hope to stakeholders fighting for reform

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 @ 2:05 PM | By Amanda Jerome

The Commons Justice Committee report containing 10 recommendations to change the legal aid system in Canada is being called a “good first step” by legal clinic stakeholders who have been earnest in their calls for improvement of a system in peril.

Doug Ferguson, member of the CBA Access to Justice CommitteeThe report, titled “Access to Justice Part 2: Legal Aid,” and announced by committee chair Anthony Housefather Oct. 30, outlined the issues with the legal aid system and noted the country has a “patchwork of services of...