As to the federal government's role, there are two ways of looking at it. On the one hand, a lot of the laws that pass at the federal level have a direct impact on legal aid. Although the administration of the criminal justice system is provincial, criminal law itself is a federal jurisdiction. Every time the law is changed, it will affect the legal aid program. The same is true with immigration law, and with refugee law.
On the other hand, you can look at it the same way you look at the housing issue or the poverty reduction strategy. It is a strategy that includes a lot of different components. There are components that have a provincial government kind of mandate, but there are also components that fall under the federal mandate. Rather than trying to decide which is in which mandate, if you come up with a comprehensive plan looking at how to address this issue in partnership with the provinces, I think then you will have a better solution. The different provinces may have different solutions as well.