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Extra federal funding allows B.C. legal aid to continue immigration, refugee work

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 @ 11:50 AM | By Amanda Jerome

British Columbia’s legal aid organization, the Legal Services Society, has confirmed that an increase in federal funding will enable it to continue services for immigration and refugee clients until November.

Mark Benton, Legal Services SocietyIn June the organization announced it would no longer accept applications for immigration and refugee services as of Aug. 1 due to a lack of funding.

According to the society, the need for extra funding is due to the global refugee crisis, which has increased its legal aid refugee cases by 145...