Legal Service Provision in Northern Canada
Summary of Research in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and the Yukon

14. PROPOSED SOLUTIONS

A wide range of solutions were proposed by interviewees in the three jurisdictions in response to the many areas of unmet need identified by respondents. For the most part, the proposed solutions are unique to each jurisdiction, reflecting the interaction among the areas of unmet need, the socio-economic situation, the legal system, and the system in place for legal service provision.

Tables 14.1 through 14.3 summarize the proposed solutions across the three jurisdictions and areas of unmet need.

Table 14.1 - Proposed Solutions to Areas of Unmet Need in the Northwest Territories
Area of Unmet Need Proposed Solutions
Circuit Courts
Courtworkers
Family and Other Civil Law
Prior to first appearance
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Table 14.2 - Proposed Solutions to Areas of Unmet Need in Nunavut
Area of Unmet Need Proposed Solutions
Human and financial resources for general service provision
Circuit courts
Courtworkers
Family and Other Civil Law Establish broader coverage of legal aid services for family law and other civil law areas (including a chargeback mechanism for those who can afford to contribute to legal services)
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Table 14.3 - Proposed Solutions to Areas of Unmet Need in the Yukon
Area of Unmet Need Proposed Solutions
Circuit courts
Family and Other Civil Law
Courtworkers
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