In­creased fund­ing com­ing for le­gal ser­vices for vul­ner­a­ble Al­ber­tans

StarMetro Edmonton - - EDMONTON - AN­DREW JEF­FREY

Al­berta’s le­gal aid ser­vice will re­ceive an in­flux of fund­ing from the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment, with $70 mil­lion com­mit­ted through the next four years. But some in the prov­ince still don’t be­lieve this amount is enough of a com­mit­ment. The rise in fund­ing be­gins with $14.8 mil­lion added to the ser­vice’s fund­ing this year, on top of the more than $89 mil­lion the gov­ern­ment al­ready pro­vides to Al­berta Le­gal Aid. The NDP gov­ern­ment has in­creased le­gal aid fund­ing by 72 per cent since be­ing elected in 2015.

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