Access to justice becoming a privilege of the rich, judge warns

From Friday’s Globe and Mail,  Published Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011The middle class has been shut out of a justice system that caters primarily to the very rich and the very poor, the country’s top judge has told a group of legal luminaries.

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin of the Supreme Court of Canada said on Tuesday that the middle class cannot hope to pay legal fees that average $338 per hour, leaving them little option but to represent themselves in court or go away empty-handed.

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/access-to-justice-becoming-a-privilege-of-the-rich-judge-warns/article1903108/

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One Response to Access to justice becoming a privilege of the rich, judge warns

  1. Ianhntr says:

    Very true, we are presently in a battle with Alberta enforcement group where invalid/illegal seizure took place, refusal to return legal property denied without reason, illegitimate charges laid and dropped, new illegitimate charges instated, on our third prosecutor, six months in and still unsure of exactly what the charges are! Haven’t made it to a plea yet as still waiting for a full disclosure, cost so far $5000 plus, and on the third prosecutor. What charter rights, where is justice… not in Canada anymore.

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