Canada boosts provincial legal aid for asylum claims amid funding disagreement

FILE PHOTO: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference about the government's decision on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 18, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada will allocate a one-time investment of C$26.8 million ($20.2 million) to provincial legal aid for asylum claims to compensate for services “jeopardized” by provincial cuts, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday. The allocation, the bulk of which will go to Ontario, was the latest development in an argument between the […]

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