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Manitobans split on whether legal system is fair to Indigenous people, poll finds – Thompson Citizen

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201894 Views

Manitobans’ opinions about whether the justice system treats Indigenous fairly or not depends upon where they live, their political leanings and whether or not they identify as Aboriginal, a Probe Research/Winnipeg Free Press poll has found.

The poll question, which referenced recent high-profile legal cases involving Indigenous victims – the Gerald Stanley trial in Saskatchewan and the Raymond Cormier trial in Winnipeg – asked, “All things considered, in your own view, would you say that Canada’s Indigenous people are treated fairly or unfairly by the Canadian justice system?”

Overall 56 per cent of respondents said the justice system treats Indigenous people “generally fairly” while 44 per cent felt Indigenous people were treated “generally unfairly” by the courts. Fifty-eight per cent of non-Indigenous people felt that the system was fair to Indigenous people, while 47 per cent of First Nations, Métis and Inuit respondents felt it was unfair.

Women and low-income respondents, as well as those who lived in Winnipeg, were more likely to view the justice system as unfair towards Indigenous people, with 49 per cent of Winnipeggers viewing the legal system as fair compared to 66 per cent of people outside of the city. Men were more likely than women – 60 to 52 per cent – to think Indigenous people were treated fairly, while 45 per cent those with incomes less than $30,000 per year thought it was fair, compared to 52 per cent of those with incomes of $30,000 to $59,000, 57 per cent of those with incomes between $60,000 and $99,000 and 58 per cent of those respondents who earn $100,000 or more per year.

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