Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General
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Ensuring Albertans have access to justice
The Alberta government is increasing support for legal aid to ensure low-income and vulnerable Albertans can access the justice system for years to come.
- This funding boost means that the Alberta government has increased Legal Aid funding by 72 per cent since 2015.
- Legal Aid Alberta is receiving an additional $14.8 million for 2018-19. This increases the total operating grant to $104.1 million for 2018-19.
- By 2021-22, the total operating grant will be $110.4 million.
- The Alberta government, Legal Aid Alberta and the Law Society of Alberta are part of a tripartite agreement for providing essential legal aid services for low-income and vulnerable Albertans.
Read the news release.