Immigration and Refugee Legal Aid Cost Drivers

Chart 1: Legal Aid Expenditures in Canada by Year Current Dollars 1986-87 to 1999-00

Chart 1 is a vertical bar chart which represents legal aid expenditures in Canada by year in current dollars between 1986-87 and 1990-00.

The Y axis represents the expenditures from 0 to 700,000 in increments of 100,000.

The X axis is divided by 15 categories, which represent the years. From left to right: 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-00, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01.

Legal aid expenditure was highest in 1994-95 at approximately 650,000 dollars and was lowest in 1986-86 at approximately 220,000 dollars. Between 1996 to 2001, the legal aid expenditure has remained relatively stable at approximately 500,000 dollars.

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