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Crime rates are higher in Western Canada, but they’ve been falling just like everywhere else

By Ian Holliday, Research Associate July 17, 2016 – An interesting pattern emerges in the Angus Reid Institute’s recent survey on perceptions of the Canadian justice system: Canadians living west of Manitoba are much more likely than those living farther east

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Most Canadians express confidence in police, but those levels are lower among visible minorities

Canadians have more faith in their justice system than Americans have in their own July 15, 2016 – A new public opinion poll from the Angus Reid Institute reports two-thirds of Canadians say they have confidence in their Mounted Police

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Canadians have a more favourable view of their Supreme Court than Americans have of their own

Most find the current process for appointing justices unacceptable, however. August 17, 2015 – In the academic world, it’s known as the “courts/parliament trade-off:” people either believe one institution or the other should have the final say on contentious policy

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