A recent poll showing that Torontonians’ not crazy about how the justice system handled the Jian Ghomeshi sexual assault case.
A new Mainstreet / Postmedia poll has discovered that 52% of women disapprove of the prosecution’s methods during the trial and a number of females have seen their faith in the criminal justice system shaken in light of the verdict.
40% of men not impressed with Crown prosecutor Michael Callaghan and an equal number of men and women did not agree with Justice William Horkins assessment of the allegations, and subsequent acquittal of Ghomeshi on four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking.
About 49% of men and 57% of women somewhat disapproved or strongly disapproved with the Judge’s decision.
46% of women are not confident with the criminal justice system while 30% of men said the same thing.
The phone survey saw just over 2,000 take part, and the poll has a margin of error of +/- 2.18 per cent, 19 times out of 20.
Mainsteet’s survey also discovered that older respondents typically favoured the verdict while the young did not.