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Canadian Statistics Related to Courts, Crime and Justice

Canadian Legal Problems Survey

The Canadian Legal Problems Survey (CLPS) collects information on serious disputes or problems, which may or may not require legal help, Canadians have encountered and the impacts on their lives.

Topics covered in the survey include the identification of the types of serious problems experienced, the relationship between those problems, actions taken to resolve or try to resolve the problems, access to legal help, costs associated with the legal problems, the level of understanding of the legal implications of the problems, the evolution and status of the problems, the impacts of the problems on their life including health, family and work.