The following national problem should be part of every party’s federal election platform: the majority of the population cannot afford legal services at a reasonable cost—the legal advice of a lawyer is not affordable.
This is the most serious and damaging problem that Canada’s justice system and the legal profession have ever faced.
The abundant in-depth analytical literature provides this definition of the problem: “The majority of the population cannot obtain legal services at reasonable cost.” Or, the legal profession has priced itself beyond the majority of the population.
It is a problem caused by the obsolescence of the . . . [more]