Almost eight in 10 support proof-of-vaccine requirement to visit public places: poll

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Canadians overwhelmingly support the idea of ​​requiring a vaccine passport to gain entry to public places such as restaurants, bars and gyms, a new survey shows.

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Fully 78 percent of the Lager poll respondents said they support the need (56 percent) or some degree of support (22 percent) of the need for proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to visit non-essential public places, Where many people usually congregate, including at concerts. Halls and Festivals.

Just 13 percent said they strongly oppose the requirement for proof of vaccination, on which variations are being introduced by provincial governments across the country. Another nine percent said they were somewhat opposed.


Support ranged from a low of 70 percent in the Atlantic provinces to a high of 86 percent in British Columbia. Alberta’s 81 percent of respondents also supported the move, although their province has been the most reluctant to adopt the vaccine passport system.

The survey of 1,537 Canadians was conducted September 24-26, as health care systems in both Alberta and Saskatchewan were overwhelmed by rising cases of the delta version of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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There cannot be room for error in online voting as internet based surveys are not considered to be random sampling.

Seventy-four percent of respondents said governments should no longer remove all public health restrictions. Only 18 per cent supported their lifting.

Protests against the easing of public health orders included 76 percent of respondents in Alberta, where Premier Jason Kenney lifted most restrictions in the summer, only to recently reimpose some as a fourth wave of the pandemic swept through the province. Went.

Given their provinces’ struggles with the fourth wave of the pandemic, Kenny and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe ranked lowest among provincial first ministers for their handling of the health crisis.

Fully 80 percent of Alberta respondents said they were very or somewhat dissatisfied with Kenny’s performance, and 74 percent of Saskatchewan respondents felt the same way about Moe.

In contrast, 74 percent of Quebec respondents expressed satisfaction with Premier Francois Legault’s handling of the pandemic, 61 percent were satisfied with British Columbian Premier John Horgan and 52 percent were satisfied with Ontarian Premier Doug Ford’s performance.

Nationally, seventy-five percent said they were satisfied with the federal government’s handling of the pandemic, while 61 percent expressed satisfaction with their municipal governments.

Respondents were divided on the state of the pandemic in Canada, with 39 percent saying they think the worst is over, 22 percent saying we’re in the worst of the crisis right now and another 21 percent That the worst is yet to come. Come. Nineteen percent didn’t know.

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