A Profile of Legal Aid Services in Family Law Matters in Canada

3. Comparisons of family law legal aid services in Canada (continued)

3.2 Costs of family law legal aid services

TABLE 5 : Costs of Family Law Legal Aid Services in Canada for the Most Recent Year Available 1
Province/Territory Year Population2 Number of Cases Total Cost of Legal Aid Cost of Family Law Legal Aid Cost/Case
$ $ % of Total per capita $
Prince Edward Island 1999/2000 137,980 241 695,318 203,000 29 1.47 842
Nova Scotia3 1999/2000 939,791 5,653 11,117,320 4,658,213 42 4.96 824
New Brunswick4 2000/2001 756,598 4,228 - 1,712,800 - 0.67 405
Quebec 2000/2001 7,372,448 86,190 103,207,782 - - - -
Ontario5 2000/2001 11,669,344 32,787 - 41,258,677 - 3.54 1,536
Manitoba6 2000/2001 1,147,880 7,365 18,094,546 4,079,809 23 3.55 554
Saskatchewan7 2000/2001 1,023,636 5,256 11,609,742 3,446,642 30 3.37 656
Alberta 2000/2001 2,997,236 8,407 27,215,150 6,120,000 23 2.04 728
British Columbia8 2000/2001 4,063,760 15,526 50,499,027 23,658,700 47 5.82 1,524
Yukon 2000/2001 30,663 230 - 232,990 - 7.60 1,013
Northwest Territories9 2000/2001 42,083 541 - 593,549 - 12.82 1,097

Source of Data: Unless otherwise noted, data were provided by the legal aid service in each jurisdiction. Data for Newfoundland were provided by that jurisdiction, and Nunavut did not have the resources available to produce the requested


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