I also appreciated your earlier comments about how in some cases we are paying jurors less than the minimum wage, less than some teenager at McDonald's is making. Look at what they could potentially be exposed to and the total involvement in a court case. As you said, they can't turn away. They have to give everything their careful consideration.
Dr. Lee, in your testimony you came up with some figures that really made me sit up and take notice, such as, for example, the fact that Canada loses $6 billion in lost productivity each year due to mental health and that for every dollar invested we see a $4 return. We saw similar statistics when this committee was studying access to justice. Making those investments in legal aid takes care of a whole host, a myriad, of associated problems.
One of the things we're struggling with is that the administration of justice is a provincial jurisdiction, but the federal government's duty is the Criminal Code. Also, we made a recommendation that we take a specific amount of money out of the Canada social transfer and dedicate it right to legal aid.
Looking at the financial side of things, I'm really just trying to nail down a specific recommendation that we can make to the justice minister. Would you like to see something similar, where we have dedicated federal funding to make sure the provinces have a fairly even standard across this country?