Ian Mulgrew's December 15th column in the Vancouver Sun is titled Legal problems plaguing poor -- but those getting help are usually satisfied
The column reports on a poll commissioned by Legal Services Society that discovered "four of five poor British Columbians have wrestled with a serious, difficult-to-resolve legal problem during the last three years", and that "legal problems have a serious impact on a person's physical and emotional health which, in turn, has a significant impact on health care and social service programs."
The full poll report may be seen at the LSS Service and Program Evaluations page [scroll down to Legal Aid]. The report also lists key sources of non-legal and legal assistance. Unfortunately, public libraries were not listed as a category for non-legal assistance.