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Majority Of Canadians Support A Holiday Lockdown To Fight COVID-19, According To A Recent Poll

By Gabriel Nunes

Majority Of Canadians Support A Holiday Lockdown To Fight COVID-19, According To A Recent Poll

65% of Canadians are in favour of temporarily closing all non-essential businesses & services for the holidays.

Remember that lockdown we had at the beginning of the year? Well, it turns out that a majority of Canadians would be fine with some of those measures coming back for the holidays. As reflected by the results of a recent poll conducted by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies, 65% of Canadians would support a general lockdown in their province/territory, including shutting down non-essential businesses and services for the holiday season.

Although optimism has been growing in Canada following the arrival of the country’s first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines and the first doses being administered, the people have spoken and it appears many Canadians would prefer some short term pain for long term gains.

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1,528 Canadians were randomly recruited from Leger’s online panel to ensure a representative sample of Canada’s population. The survey results also reveal that 76% of Canadians plan to spend less time holiday shopping in person this year and 57% of Canadians would support forcing large retailers to close the non-essential sections of their stores. 

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