Barriers to accessing justice are a serious social concern. It is widely understood among those who work within the justice system, litigants and the general public, that cost is a barrier to accessing justice. Cost was raised as a concern by every litigant who participated in the Civil Justice System and the Public project.
Taylor, Kim and Svechnikova, Ksenia, "What does it Cost to Access Justice in Canada? How Much is “Too Much”? And How do we Know? Literature Review" (2010). Canadian Forum on Civil Justice. 81.