Alta. legal aid gets boost
Alberta is putting in another $70 million to legal aid services as part of a new agreement.
Premier Rachel Notley says the new deal will deliver more and timely legal aid to low-income Albertans.
The money will be spread out over four years and is part of a new governance agreement between the province and legal aid, a service that about 60,000 used last year.
The total operating grant for legal aid will now be $104 million in this budget year.
With the extra money, legal aid will have more lawyers and organizational changes will aim to reduce turnover.
Legal aid advice will also be more readily available in person at the courthouse or over the phone.