Increased funding coming for legal services for vulnerable Albertans
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.