Only three in 10 (30%) Canadians think Canada’s criminal justice system treats people who are black or dark skinned equally compared to others in our Canadian society

While vast majority (86%) of Canadians say their police are superior (27%) or better (59%) in handling their job and interacting with citizens compared to US police officers, there are troubling actions beneath that assessment:

Many believe a large number of their local community police unfairly, discriminately, racially profile black and dark-skinned citizens (27%), rough up suspects, especially if they are black/dark skinned or from certain neighbourhoods, during arrests (22%), and, unfairly, discriminately, treat indigenous people (30%)

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