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Legal Fees Policy Disclosure

If a legal issue arises while Members are carrying out their parliamentary functions, the Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel may, in certain situations, refer Members to outside counsel for representation. In such cases, Members may ask the Board of Internal Economy to reimburse their legal fees.

In order to ensure that the process and procedures for the reimbursement of legal fees are widely understood, and to provide additional measures to ensure a harassment-free workplace for employees and Members, the Board approved and adopted the Legal Fees Policy on March 1, 2018. The following disclosure at the end of each quarter is made pursuant to the Legal Fees Policy.

2019-2020

April 1 to June 30, 2019
Number of Requests Amount ($)
April 1 to June 30, 2019 3 54,853.22

2018-2019

April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019
Number of Requests Amount ($)
January 1 to March 31, 2019 1 1,508.09
October 1 to December 31, 2018 2 5,406.80
July 1 to September 30, 2018 3 12,680.93
April 1 to June 30, 2018 4 17,938.76

2017-2018

March 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018
Number of Requests Amount ($)
March 1 to March 31, 2018 1 21,294.78