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Greater stability for legal aid

This agreement is the most recent of several provincial government initiatives to improve access to justice. The improvement in funding under this agreement means more lawyers will be willing to take on legal aid contracts, providing better services, greater stability and more fairness in court processes for British Columbians.

Surrey Transition to Municipal Police Force Now on Track

In August 2019, the B.C. government approved Surrey’s transition away from its contract with the RCMP to form its own municipal force and has appointed a new joint municipal-provincial committee named by the province and chaired by former attorney-general Wally Oppal to oversee the transition.

2019 Federal Election in Canada: What you need to know

2019 Federal Election in Canada: What you need to know

A clear-cut winner may not even emerge, and there could be minority government propped up by other parties. There can be significant overlap between NDP and Liberal support, and now with the Greens in the equation and Conservatives voting support in Canada, there can be extremely fluidity in voting.