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Too Soft! Confidence in Courts Wanes Slightly from 2016

It is a stark number - 62% of Canadians think that the justice system is too soft in dealing with people who have broken the law according to a recent Angus Reid Institute survey...

Canadians don’t feel any less safe in public spaces compared with 2016 [Ipsos, Global...

It would take too long to list the extensive number of attacks on innocent people at public places in 2017 -- Manchester, Barcelona, Las Vegas -- are just some of the notable ones that...

Sex Worker Not Viewed as Good Job | Recent Poll

Not surprisingly Ontarians think that prostitution is harmful to women and girls. As such they would not support prostitution as a a career for their daughter, sister or family member. The poll, conducted by...
Results of a recent question on banning handguns in Canada

Handgun Ban is Supported by Majority of Canadians [Nanos/ CTV]

Almost half of Canadians fully support (48%) a total ban on handgun ownership by anyone other than police/ security professionals according to a recent survey by Nanos Research for the CTV. Support for a...

Jury Reform — Juries Should Reflect the Whole Community [Angus Reid Institute]

Inevitably race was going to be raised as a factor in the justice system when Gerald Stanley was found innocent of the death of Colten Bouchie. Consider that the not guilty verdict was provided...

Prostitution: A Tale of Permissiveness or Understanding

When Canadians were asked about prostitution 17 years ago, the clear position of a majority was that prostitution should be illegal. Notably, this position was held while Parliament was considering the laws around prostitution. By...