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Ad money should have gone to legal aid: NDP

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The provincial New Democrats say there could have been a better way to spend $15 million than on the current TV ad campaign touting BC’s jobs plan.

Justice critic Leonard Krog says people trying to navigate the courts with a poorly funded legal aid system would appreciate the money.

“The BC Liberals in power can take that money and put it into legal aid, instead of putting it into advertising,” he insists.

Lawyers across the province have been trying to put on the spotlight on what they consider a poorly funded legal aid system.

This month, they’ve been refusing to take on criminal harassment cases, as a form of protest.