Thursday, February 07, 2008

Legal Aid Spending Down

National Post reports that the legal aid spending was down 4% in 2006-2007 from the 2005-2006 spending level.

Apart from a drop in the overall number of applications for Legal Aid, the number of lawyers taking on Legal Aid cases also dropped by 9% over the previous year.

According to Statistics Canada, Legal Aid cost every Canadian $20 last year.

- Shashi K. Raina, Toronto

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