Canada scores high on justice evaluation

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Canada has a better justice system than most countries around the world, but falls short on equality for immigrants and the poor, a report has found.

The World Justice Project ranked 97 countries on their justice and rule of law. Canada placed 15th, beating the U.S. in all categories but falling behind many Scandinavian countries.

Canada ranked sixth for open government, 12th for absence of corruption regulatory enforcement, 13th for its criminal and civil justice systems and 18th for upholding fundamental rights.

"The government is accountable, corruption is minimal and the country generally observes fundamental rights, although discrimination

against immigrants and the poor is a source of concern," the report notes.

"The country is relatively safe from crime, civil courts are accessible and independent, and the criminal justice system is effective in bringing offenders to justice. However, delays in court processes are perceived to be a problem."

The project is based on analysis from 2,500 experts worldwide.

 


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