We plan on making certain the public get their say!
My Freedom 2017 “The Judicial Review, Court of Public Opinion”, will cover Politics & Governance so that Canadians and Indigenous Nations can get a sense of what is transpiring in Canada and a chance to express their own opinions.
Public Perceptions of the Canadian Judiciary
The Canadian Forum on Civil Justice 110 Law Centre University of Alberta Edmonton
AB T6G 2H5 Revised Version, December 2005
Despite the number of sources reviewed for this report, we found surprisingly little research specifically about public perceptions of the judiciary or related issues. An overall conclusion is that we actually have very little reliable and valid evidence with which to answer the questions posed in this report about public views of the Canadian judiciary, or even about the justice system in general, in any detail.
The information sources of potential interest fall into three broad categories: commentary based on personal experience and/or opinion; results from large-scale national or provincial research (surveys, opinion polls, major research overviews involving more than 1,000 responses); and smaller scale research studies limited either by number of respondents or narrowness of focus. Each type of information source contributes information of varying degrees of value and limitation. Based on these preliminary observations, this report has been organized into four main discussion areas:
1. What we think that the public thinks: personal experiences and reflections.
2. The ‘evidence’ of public opinion: large scale polls and surveys.
3. A more complicated public: insights from smaller research studies.
4. What we know; what we don’t know; and what to do about it.