Department of Justice Canada Policy on Legal Assistance

The Department of Justice Canada does not provide legal advice or interpretation from its Internet website, nor does it undertake legal research on behalf of users about how specific statutes or regulations may apply to their particular circumstances. Requests for such assistance will usually receive no reply. For legal advice or assistance, we recommend contacting a lawyer or a legal aid program.

All provinces and territories operate publicly funded legal aid programs which provide legal advice at little or no cost to persons of limited means. The specific requirements for using these programs may differ from province to province. For more information visit the provincial websites or refer to the white or blue pages of your local telephone book.