Legal aid wanted for WCB claims

Prince Edward Island's government is resisting a move by the opposition to provide legal aid funding for Workers Compensation claims. The opposition is stating that it is unfair to make Workers Compensation claimants pay for their own legal representation. The minister in charge of Workers Compensation is responding by saying that there is nothing in the legislation which permitts cases to be funded by legal aid and he states that he is unwilling to change the legislation. For more information read the CBC news story on the WCB legal aid debate.