A recent poll of Canadians conducted by Maru Public Opinion found that over a quarter of Canadians, 27%, believed that people not vaccinated for COVID should be subject to short jail terms.
According to the National Post, the poll conducted between Jan. 14-15, 2022 also found:
- 37% believe the unvaccinated should not receive medical care from the country’s state-run health care system, even though their tax dollars help fund it.
- 33% of respondents believed the unvaccinated should be punished by not allowing them to renew their driver’s license.
- 61% said that the unvaccinated should be required to pay a health surcharge of upwards of $150 a month if admitted to hospital for COVID.
- Two-thirds of Canadians believed that COVID vaccines should be mandatory. Under the Canadian constitution, health care is a provincial issue, meaning only provincial governments could mandate vaccines.
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Many of the Canadians are simply mimicking the feelings expressed by the country’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.