Addressing the Pandemic Caused Gap in Legal Aid Funding | Mar 12, 2021

One of the local community resources that took a hit during the pandemic is Legal Aid. Courts were closed for months creating a significant backlog.

At Committee, during Hearings on the Justice Department’s expenditures, I questioned department officials about their spending priorities related to Legal Aid and the victims they support.

I asked what conversations the Feds have had with the provinces with respect to the impact of the pandemic and how they intended to close the funding gap.

Chris Lewis MP - Essex

Constituency Office

Ottawa Office