Access to justice. Part 2, Legal aid / Anthony Housefather, chair.: XC66-1/1-421-16E-PDF

“On 23 February 2016, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights (the Committee) decided to undertake a study on access to justice by proceeding in several phases, the first consisting of reviewing the Court Challenges Program. The Committee tabled its report on the Court Challenges Program in September 2016. The second phase of the study on access to justice entailed a review of legal aid. From December 2016 to May 2017, the Committee held seven meetings at which it heard testimony from representatives of the Department of Justice, experts and organizations involved in the delivery of legal aid services. This report starts by explaining the federal role in legal aid and its role in funding provincial and territorial legal aid plans. It then outlines a number of measures that could increase access to legal assistance to maximize the impact of existing funding, and finishes by examining ways to improve data and research on legal aid”--Introd., p. 1-2.

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Department/Agency Canada. Parliament. House of Commons. Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
Title Access to justice. Part 2, Legal aid / Anthony Housefather, chair.
Series title Report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights ; 16th report, 42nd Parliament, 1st session
Publication type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Accès en matière de justice. Partie 2, Aide juridique.
"October 2017."
Original published on: 2017/10/30; published on: 2017/11/21; published on: 2017/12/19.
Includes bibliographical references.
Publishing information [Ottawa] : House of Commons, 2017.
Author / Contributor Housefather, Anthony, 1971-
Description vii, 41 p.
Catalogue number
  • XC66-1/1-421-16E-PDF
Subject terms Justice system, Legal aid

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