39. Where the financial eligibility of a minor was determined considering his income and liquidities only, the father and mother of that person or the person referred to in section 2, as the case may be, shall, once all the legal services have been rendered, repay to the legal aid centre, upon request, all the costs of the legal aid obtained by the minor, without exceeding the contribution that would be exigible from them under Division III. Where such repayment is incumbent upon the father and mother, they are jointly responsible for making it.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, such repayment is not exigible where
(1) the persons bound to make such repayment are financially eligible for gratuitous legal aid in their own right;
(2) legal aid was granted, in proceedings under the Youth Protection Act (chapter P-34.1) or the Youth Criminal Justice Act (S.C. 2002, c. 1), in order to ensure representation of or assistance to a minor.
O.C. 1073-96, s. 39; O.C. 1454-97, s. 28.