Annual report card highlights areas for improvement in justice system

Prince Edward Island gets top marks in an annual report card on the justice system across Canada.

The Macdonald-Laurier Institute tracks various justice system metrics to rank the provinces and territories in the areas of fairness, efficiency, cost, public safety and access to justice.

P.E.I. gets an overall grade of B to keep its first-place ranking from last year, with New Brunswick second, Newfoundland and Labrador third and Nova Scotia fifth, also earning B's.

According to this year's report from the Ottawa-based think tank, New Brunswick was one of the top provinces in terms of public confidence in the justice system, the courts and the police.