QC provides $500K boost to five university legal clinics


The Government of Québec is providing $500K in funding to five university legal clinics with the aim of helping more citizens obtain free or low-cost legal services. The funding will go to clinics at McGill University, Université de Montréal, Université de Sherbrooke, Université du Québec à Montréal, and the University of Ottawa. This announcement comes in response to the recent provincial adoption of Bill 75, which allows law students to offer legal advice at university clinics. “The support the Government of Québec is giving us today will also give us free rein to achieve our ambition of reaching out to people living in remote regions who have difficulty accessing our justice system,” said UMontréal rector Daniel Jutras.

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