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Services: Society and Lss

services: The LSS says the society receives 1.7 million total per year for immigration legal aid, according to CBC. However, officials say claims have increased by 145 per cent over the past three years without enough of an increase in funding. The Legal Services Society LSS says the money comes from the federal government the jurisdiction primarily responsible for funding immigration and refugee legal aid. The society says it would need an additional 1.07 million just to maintain services until the end of the year, and so it says it must suspend services to make sure it can pay for the cases that have already been accepted. The LSS says it will also continue to fund duty counsel for people held in custody at the Canada Border Services' Vancouver enforcement centre. Clients who have applied for legal representation before Aug. 1 will be processed as usual. ( As reported in the news.