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Budget 2018 provides millions in new justice funding, expanded Unified Family Courts

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 @ 6:01 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The federal budget proposed for the coming fiscal year includes millions in new legal aid funding for sexual harassment and immigration and refugee law cases, support for 46 new federal judgeships — including 39 to expand the Unified Family Courts (UFC) in four provinces — and money to boost staff and services at the Canadian Judicial Council and at the registries of the Federal, Tax and Supreme Courts.

Introduced in the Commons Feb. 27 by federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau, the Trudeau government’s Budget 2018 is...