Thursday, April 27, 2017

Advocacy groups take B.C. government to court over legal aid

Nicole Bell

Two Vancouver advocacy groups say funding cuts to B.C. legal aid have made it harder for women fleeing abusive relationships to get help from lawyers. As a result, West Coast Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (West Coast LEAF) and the B.C. Public Interest Advocacy Centre have filed a constitutional challenge against the province and the Legal Services Society.

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