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

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

3.3 Trends in volumes and expenditures of family law legal aid services

TABLE 6 : Trends in Volume of Approved Family Law Legal Aid Services in Canada and Percentage Change from Year to Year
Province/Territory 1995/1996 1996/1997 % Change 1997/1998 % Change 1998/1999 % Change 1999/2000 % Change 2000/2001 % Change
Prince Edward Island1 75 198 164.0 197 -0.5 180 -8.6 241 33.9 - -
Nova Scotia 7,691 6,932 -9.9 6,592 -4.9 5,695 -13.6 5,395 -5.3 - -
New Brunswick - - - 4,117 - 4,358 5.9 4,864 11.6 4,228 -13.1
Quebec2 - - - 85,612 - 87,887 2.7 90,081 2.5 86,190 -4.3
Ontario - - - 18,951 - 28,138 48.5 30,138 7.1 32,787 8.8
Manitoba - 8,560 - 6,967 -18.6 8,084 16.0 9,494 17.4 7,365 -22.4
Saskatchewan3 5,930 6,498 9.6 6,353 -2.2 5,711 -10.1 5,027 -12.0 5,256 4.6
Alberta - 6,106 - 6,595 8.0 6,947 5.3 7,672 10.4 8,407 9.6
British Columbia - 16,409 - 13,532 -17.5 13,177 -2.6 13,828 4.9 15,526 12.3
Yukon4 - 300 - 339 13.0 362 6.8 293 -19.1 329 12.3
Northwest Territories5 - 529 - 567 7.2 480 -15.3 576 20.0 541 -6.1
Nunavut6 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable 80 -

Source of Data: Unless otherwise noted, data were provided by the legal aid service in each jurisdiction. Data for Newfoundland were not provided by that jurisdiction.


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