According to a national study conducted by the Canadian Juries Commission, Canadians prefer to be poked with needles and donate blood than to sit on a jury.
The study also found that the only thing Canadians said would be worse than sitting in a jury was volunteering at a hospital during the pandemic.
With almost 2 million Canadians currently unemployed and personal anxieties over financial and health issues accumulating, jury duty is becoming more unpopular. Especially since jury pay remains persistently low and uneven across the country, says the commission’s CEO and founder Mark Farrant.
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