Legal Aid Changes Welcomed

Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014 12:37 PM
Legal aid will be easier to get for anyone in trouble with the law but without the means to defend themselves. The provincial government has announced that it's increasing the income eligibility requirements. Trudy McCormick from the Northwest Legal Clinic says this is the first increase they've seen in years and means more people will be eligible.   .McCormick says income eligibility will increase by 6-percent on November 1st, with two further increases at a later date.  She calls it "good news".