Public Perceptions of Access to Justice in Ontario

What do Ontarians think of their justice system? In August 2016, The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG), in conjunction with Abacus Data, polled 1,500 Ontarians online to find out about their perceptions of Ontario’s justice system.

Some of the poll’s key findings include:

  • 40 per cent of Ontarians do not believe that they have fair and equal access to the justice system
  • Of those who have needed legal help, 46 per cent sought advice from lawyers and almost one third (32 per cent) turned to friends or family for advice
  • Only 26 per cent sought information via the internet

The complete report, Public Perceptions on Access to Justice, is available here.

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