Alberta Justice and Solicitor General has been in contact with Legal Aid Alberta regarding the three applications made in court last week for legal counsel.
Assistant Chief Judge Anderson ordered that assistance be provided within seven days or the charges against the three individuals would be stayed. The ministry has already been in touch with Legal Aid to ensure representation is provided and funded, which will be in addition to Legal Aid’s 2014-15 budget. The Court has been advised of this action.
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General will deal with any future similar orders on a case by case basis.