Seven in ten Canadians support an International Anti-Corruption Court (IACC), according to a new survey from the WRMC and Angus Reid Institute.
The survey’s findings show that Canadians perceive that international corruption is a growing issue in Canada, and a majority of Canadians believe the government should be taking a lead on combating it.
Grand corruption’s link to bad governance and forced displacement is unquestionable. It undermines governments’ responsibility to protect its population.
An IACC would be mandated to prosecute perpetrators of grand corruption and repurpose stolen assets to assist those forcibly displaced due to their bad governance.
Key findings of the survey include:
While there is significant recognition of corruption within Canada’s borders, 60% of Canadians believe the focus for the country needs to be working with the global community to stop international corruption.
A significant majority of Canadians support an International Anti-Corruption Court. Seven-in-ten either support or strongly support the establishment of the IACC.
For those who support the establishment of an IACC, 4 in 5 believe Canada should look to establish the IACC in concert with its partners and allies.