May 02, 2017

West Coast LEAF and the BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre have filed a constitutional challenge against the Province of BC and the Legal Services Society for their failure to provide adequate family law legal aid to women fleeing violent relationships. The case is brought on behalf of Single Mothers’ Alliance of BC and two individual women whose safety, well-being, and relationships with their children have been threatened by the lack of legal aid services available to them in their family law disputes. For details and the Supreme Court of BC Notice of Civil Claim, see the announcement from the BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre.